The pylons that once stood over the northern edge of the town have been removed from public view and 132Kv electricity cabling moved safely into underground ducts.

This brought to an end our 18 months of work on the Hamilton Gardens development, near Duffus Road. Development manager, Colin Souter, said: “These pylons ran through the spine of our site at Hamilton Gardens and it was always our intention to replace them with an underground solution.

Removing these pylons was part of our long-term strategy for Hamilton Gardens and it is pleasing to see that come to fruition. I am sure the residents will now enjoy the unrestricted views to the north of Elgin.

The final stage of the project saw a specialist team dismantling the steel towers and lowering them by crane, before they were broken up and disposed of.

We invested a seven-figure sum in removing the overhead power lines, working closely with electricity provider SSE throughout the process.

Mr Souter added: “The completion of this project is the culmination of many years of planning and discussions and the end result certainly shows that all this effort has been more than worthwhile.”

Elgin pylons removed

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