In 1929, The British Aluminium Company Ltd completed a major hydro construction programme of dams and pipework to carry millions of litres of water to new aluminium smelters at Fort William and Kinlochleven in Scotland. Today, only the Fort William (Lochaber) smelter remains and the owners, Rio Tinto, are currently reviewing its operations. Nadine Firth recently visited the area to delve into its rich history and learn how these communities were built on aluminium.