Western Link cable comes ashore

The world’s largest subsea power cable comes ashore at Ardneil Bay in North Ayrshire. At around 385km long, it is a crucial part of the £1 billion Western Link project, a joint venture between ScottishPower and National Grid to transport power between Scotland and England and Wales.

Western Link marine cable landing at Ardneil Bay.Picture by Chris James


During the cable laying marine engineers discovered a sunken German U-boat off the coast of Dumfries that according to folklore was attacked by a sea monster while prowling Scotland’s coastline towards the end of World War I.

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