Watch: Grangemouth residents watch Longannet chimney's explosive farewell

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pushed the button to blow up the last remaining structure at Longannet power station – the famous chimney – this morning.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 9th December 2021, 9:49 am

A ScottishPower spokesperson said: “First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pushed the button to ignite 700kg of explosives, bringing down the chimney stack which has dominated the Firth of Forth skyline for more than 50 years.

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"The demolition of a major part of what was once the largest power station in Europe marks a significant step in UK transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy.”

Longannet chimney comes crashing down