NS6162 : Site of the former Dalmarnock Power Station

taken 29 years ago, near to Rutherglen, Glasgow, Great Britain

Site of the former Dalmarnock Power Station
Site of the former Dalmarnock Power Station
The large site of the former power station (demolished in 1980-1981) was left vacant, and became a very interesting site from a botanical point of view, as a large number of wild plants colonised the ground. By 1990 birch scrub was becoming established, along with many Buddleia bushes. These wild flowers attracted many insects, and the large areas of bare ground made a good micro-habitat for sun-loving species which liked to bask there. One of these was the grayling butterfly, which was discovered here in 1989 - the first time it had been recorded within Glasgow. The photograph was taken during a visit by local naturalists to the site in the summer of 1990.

The tenements in the background are on Dalmarnock Road, just north of Dalmarnock Bridge.
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NS6162, 49 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 July, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 616 627 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.2567N 4:12.6927W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 616 627
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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