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Project Background

The 132kV overhead line (OHL) between Harris and Stornoway is routed through both the Isle of Harris and the Isle of Lewis and is part of the Western Isles circuit that runs from Stornoway to Fort Augustus.

This route is a wood pole line that was constructed in 1990 and consisted of a single circuit that runs for circa 58km.

The location of this line is very susceptible to storm damage, with high winds affecting the region and therefore requires ongoing work and monitoring. The poles on the existing circuit have a history of storm damage in both 2006 and 2015.

For more information, please visit our project website at

Portal Navigation

The information below is intended to assist with navigating the 3D Portal, however there is an Interactive Portal User Guide, which you can access by clicking here

The Map

In order to view the visualisations and navigate the portal, please start by clicking on any of the cameras on the adjacent map. They are situated next to their relevant viewpoints to allow access to areas of interest.

Should you prefer to view the map in satellite, this can be done by clicking the ‘Satellite’ tab at the top right hand corner of the map.

Once you have clicked on a viewpoint, if you want to return to the full map at any point, please click on the project map icon situated down the left-hand side of the map – it is a location pin icon on top of a grid.

If you are viewing a video and would like to return to the overview map, the project map icon is situated at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

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