Cockenzie Power Station: Icon or ‘blot on the seascape’?

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The countdown is under way to the demolition of Cockenzie Power Station’s twin chimneys later this year - with community groups already planning their own farewell events.

While many will be sad to see the demise of East Lothian’s most prominent landmark, others, including Prestonpans resident John Lindsay, can’t wait to see the chimneys toppled.

Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie Power Station

Far from being iconic, he believes the structure has been a “blot on the seascape” for more than four decades, as revealed in his recent interview with the News.

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