Part of the Virtual Hunterston Group of Websites
Hunterston A was a twin reactor Magnox power station and was Scotland's first civil nuclear generating station and at the time of opening the largest in operation anywhere in the world and  generated around 360MW of electricity during its 25 year life

The station was started producing electricity in 1964 and closed down in 1989. During its 25 year life it never had a single incident and was always top of the worlds leader boards for the safest nuclear generating station.

During its life it had several operators, South of Scotland Electricity Board, Scottish Power, Scottish Nuclear and now during decomissioning it is Magnox North that is in control.

The site although controversial never had any trouble with activists and was always a good sight at night as the large glass structures were lit up and could be seen for many miles.