A loud bang was sounded and smoke filled the air over the Firth of Forth this morning as a structure containing the Kincardine site's boiler room, turbine hall and control room was razed.
Some residents revealed online how they believed the noise to be “thunder”.
Cameras were positioned at various angles to capture the moment.
Aldi: Here's when the Camelon store will be closed
Falkirk business: District's eateries in running for The Food Awards Scotland
Grangemouth hairdresser opens new salon October in heart of Falkirk
New cafe set to open in Falkirk town centre as business expands
Falkirk business: Sudden closure of Johnston's Bar and Bistro in town centre
The site’s chimney is expected to be torn down later in 2021.
Those who live close to the former coal-fired power station had been warned to expect “higher than normal noise levels” and “rising dust” in the days prior to the demolition.
In 2018, Spanish rolling stock engineering company Talgo, which specialises in manufacturing fast, lightweight trains for countries like the USA and Saudi Arabia, announced the Longannet site was the preferred location for its new factory.