Schoolboy is 5000th person to Torness visitor centre

A school boy from George Heriots School in Edinburgh has become the 5000th visitor to enjoy Torness visitor centre since it opened eighteen months ago.

Cameron McRobbie, aged 11 was with a group of classmates who all got to enjoy the celebratory Zingy cake with the visitor centre guides. The pupil was given some zingy merchandise and the class got their own goody bags.

The visitor centre at Torness offers an interactive experience for individuals, groups and schools to discover more about nuclear energy, as well as offering tours of Torness power station.

The centre’s manager, Faith Scott said: “All the guides and myself were really pleased to welcome the Primary 6 pupils at George Heriots School on this special occasion. The centre has proved a real hit with the local community and even visitors from farther afield. It's especially rewarding to engage with the many school students who come here to learn about energy and how we can act to combat climate change. Their enthusiasm and interest is just great.”

Torness station director, Paul Winkle said, “It was very appropriate that our 5000th visitor was part of a school visit as we have had so many classes coming to see what we do here. It is really important to us that people understand what we do here at Torness to provide electricity to more than 2 million homes. I would welcome anyone who wants to find our more to come and see the visitor centre and the station for themselves.”

You can visit Torness Visitor Centre Mon- Friday between 9 am and 4.30pm. If you would like a plant tour, which is also available at the weekend, you will need to book in advance on 01368 873 909 or you can e-mail

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