26/09/2015 12:42 BST | Updated 26/09/2015 12:59 BST

Cockenzie Power Station Chimneys Demolished By Controlled Explosion

Thousands of people gathered to watch the explosive demolition of two iconic chimney stacks at the former Cockenzie power station on Saturday.

Local resident David McCulloch won a raffle to press the button to set off the controlled explosion which saw the 149-foot chimneys gracefully topple together, according to the BBC.

A huge number of locals viewed the demolition, with many people also taking to the waters of the Firth of Forth to get a better look.


The power station was decommissioned in March 2013 after half a century of service to the surrounding East Lothian area.

The station’s boiler house will be pulled down at a later date.

Some locals posted their farewells to the chimneys on Twitter…