Torness visitor centre marks milestone moment
The visitor centre at Torness power station has welcomed its 30,000th visitor since it opened six years ago.
The milestone visitor was 22-year-old Rian Cook. He came to the EDF Energy facility for a tour with a group from Edinburgh University’s Business School and was presented with a gift bag containing various goodies and sweets.
The visitor centre and power station tour hold a Visit Scotland five-star rating making it one of the top attractions in East Lothian. The tour offered by the guides helps people understand how Torness generates low carbon electricity.
Visitors are also able to take advantage of the power station’s beautiful coastal nature trail that sits within a Biodiversity Benchmark area, recognised for its rich wildlife.
Visitor Centre Co-ordinator Faith Scott said: “As well as offering educational tours of the power station we also hold themed family events with events like our fairy and safari trails, school Christmas Cracker week and Santa’s grotto attracting people from across the area.
“We’re delighted to have reached this milestone and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors through our doors in the future.”
Station Director Robert Gunn, said: “It’s great to know that out visitor centre has had so many people through the door in the past six years. When you take into account the number of people our guides also talk to at community events and careers fairs it starts to add up.
“Nuclear power plays a really important part in our energy mix so it’s important to help people understand exactly how it works.”