Slideshow: Inverkip chimney demolition in pictures

Crowds gathered on both sides of the Firth of Clyde to watch the demolition of the Inverkip power station chimney on Sunday night.

Hundreds of spectators turned out at Craigmore, Montford and Canada Hill to enjoy the view from Bute as the 778-foot tower collapsed into a cloud of dust after two explosions, one second apart, at 10pm.

This pic by Dennis Harrison captures the demolition of the Inverkip power station chimney, as seen from Wemyss Bay.

This pic by Dennis Harrison captures the demolition of the Inverkip power station chimney, as seen from Wemyss Bay.

Two of The Buteman’s readers, Dennis Harrison and Richard Home, sent pictures of the demolition as seen from Wemyss Bay - here we showcase the best of Richard and Dennis’s photos, along with a few of our own taken from the Craigmore shore as Scotland’s tallest free-standing structure was consigned to history.