Please consider our research


We are concerned members of the public, both local and national, researching the proposed hydro schemes in Glen Etive. We would like to present evidence supporting moves to limit the number of run-of-river hydro schemes in Glen Etive to the four already approved.

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Primary Objections

Designations to protect

The three schemes encroach into nationally protected areas and will impact Wild Land,  Wild Life and Natural Heritage

Altering the Rivers

On average, 75% of water will be removed, and all three rivers’ integrity destroyed

Not the Right Place

Renewable energy is a priority for all, but these schemes will destroy the environment they propose to protect

The RAW beauty 

Glen Etive is a national treasure, it’s world famous scenery drawing visitors from all over the world

Other Concerns

Public Safety

Mitigation measures for kayakers to allow push button flow control create dangers that have not been addressed

Restoration Failure

Surveys of existing schemes show that successful restoration is the exception rather than the rule

Community Windfall 

Local benefits are promised but not always honoured


Overlays showing routes of hydro schemes

Further Information

Reports and Documents

A selection of research and editorial about the hydro schemes

How to get involved

If you’re wondering “What can I do?” we’ve put together some suggestions


Keep track of latest developments

Who are we?

We are ordinary members of the public & volunteers on ‘Save Glen Etive’.

We are an electrical engineer & photographer from Ballachulish, a marine scientist & paddler from Glasgow, a journalist & hillgoer from Kingussie, a dentist & paddler from Harrogate (Fort William ex-pat!), a financial manager & photographer from Edinburgh, a researcher & hillgoer from Glasgow, a movement therapist & hillgoer from Blanefield.

We are all volunteers and work in our own time. We take no money from the campaign and the campaign is unfunded.

Tim Parkin, Richard Bannister, Texa Sim, David Lintern, Jane Meek, Michael Stirling-Aird, Nick Kempe



…increasing numbers of ordinary people, organisations and politicians are standing up for wild land and wild places.

- John Muir Trust