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Corpach Pulp Mill
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No: 213   Contributor: Heritage North   Year: 1970
Corpach Pulp Mill

The Corpach Pulp Mill 1964-1981. Stretching from the two 'dolphins' cranes on the islet, unloading 16,000 ton bulk carrier ships full of woodchips, with a 1,500 ft pipe blowing the hard wood chips into massive piles on the far left of the site. These would then be turned into pulp using chlorine and china clay moving through the buildings from left to right, and becoming paper in the low wide building called the finishing end. Lorries would bring 80 loads every day with trains pulling 350 tons of logs every night. It employed almost 1000 workers, was responsible for vast housing developments and improvements to transport infrastructures in the area. The buildings covered 320,000 sq ft and 5000 tons of steel and 30,000 cubic yards of concrete were used to build it. It had 3 miles of rail track and 2 miles of road at its peak. It is all due to be demolished within the next year or two. Photo courtesy of Alec Pyper
Picture added on 30 May 2007
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Corpach Pulpmill
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I was a recovery boiler operator for nine years, before moving back to fife. I felt realy sad when I saw the power house getting blown up.Ca'nt understand why people were cheering when they saw it. The mill was a very good employer. Happy days.

Added by Jim Wells on 09 April 2014.
A great place to work for 10 years.

Added by Brian turner on 05 May 2018.
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Corpach Pulpmill

Aerial view of Corpach Pulp mill A study of a Scottish Papermill and ForestCutting the paperPaper MachinePeat Removal at AnnatDeliveries of Wood by Road'Dolphins' - CranesPulp Mill Rail TrackPulp Mill Labour CampPulp Mill Powerhouse
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