Construction work on the Shieldhall Tunnel
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Work begins on Scotland's biggest waste water tunnel

Underground boring is set to start on a £100m project in Glasgow to create Scotland's largest storm water tunnel.

The 3.1 mile Shieldhall Tunnel will handle sewage and excess rainfall.

Scottish Water will take delivery of a 1,000 tonne, 180 metre-long tunnel boring machine in the coming weeks.

Due for completion in 2018, the tunnel will be big enough to fit a double-decker bus inside and more than five times as long as the Clyde Tunnel.

Scottish Water's Geoff Aitkenhead says that, once completed, the tunnel will be "the biggest storm water sewer in Scotland."

  • 07 Mar 2016