Inverkip Power Station
Inverkip power station, built in 1970, is a classic white elephant - by the time of the 1973 oil crisis, the idea of an oil-fired power station was looking slightly daft, and the station only briefly reached it's full 1900MW capacity during the miner's strikes of 1984/85. The station was mothballed in 1988.

The chimney, at 236m (776ft) is the tallest free-standing structure in Scotland and the third-tallest in the UK - 1060 steps lead to the viewing platform at the top.

Oddly, the power station itself and the woods around it are still classed as greenbelt, however there are plans to demolish the power station in 2009, to replace it with housing.
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