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  • Largest free-standing structure in Scotland
  • Make Coal History
  • Coal-fired power station in Europe

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Watch: 600-feet Scottish power station chimney reduced to dust

The 600ft chimney of the former Longannet Power Station in Fife was demolished by a controlled explosion.

The chimney of the former Longannet Power Station in Fife was demolished by a controlled explosion on Thursday.

The 600ft chimney was the largest free-standing structure in Scotland and was considered a regional landmark.

Scottish Power lit up the structure and projected the slogan, "Make Coal History" on Wednesday evening ahead of its demolition.

Read also: COP26: Why it's so hard for India to quit coal

Other structures at the site had already been previously demolished.

Longannet, which was once the largest coal-fired power station in Europe, began generating electricity in 1970 and produced Scotland's last coal-fired energy until it's closure in 2016.

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