Scottish Power project at Shrubhill Substation, Dryden Gait

(adapted from an email from SP Energy Networks)

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is responsible for delivering a reliable, consistent and safe electricity supply to customers. Ongoing investment and reinforcement ensures this is provided effectively and as part of our ongoing programme we plan to commence a replacement project at Shrubhill Substation, Dryden Gait within Leith Walk Ward.

Our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is an important aspect of any project as we liaise with the local community in an effort to inform them of any proposed activity which may affect them. Part of this ongoing process is to provide information to the local elected members, community council and the wider community.

The work involves the installation of a 275 kV transformer and associated equipment which will include the demolition and removal of the ageing substation infrastructure being replaced. All activity will occur within the confines of the substation and the delivery of the new transformer is scheduled in October 2018.

It is anticipated that work will begin week commencing 11 June 2018 with the programme running on until around December 2018, barring unforeseen developments. As with any significant construction project, there will be different phases of activity.

SPEN are holding a drop-in information event for local residents which will take place between 3pm and 7:30 pm on Tuesday 29 May 2016 at Pilrig Bowling Club, Pilrig Gardens, Edinburgh, EH6 5AZ. Members of the project team will be present to provide information – an invitation is also extended to the members of Leith Central Community Council.

All parties involved in the activity will do the utmost to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as safely and quickly as possible.

Should you require any further information please contact Karen MacGregor or Colin Wylie by email ( or phone on 0141 614 3231 or 07516 461129.

Colin Wylie
Community Relations, Major Projects, Ochil House, 10 Technology Avenue, Blantyre, G72 0HT
0141 614 1582 / 07808 000148