Hunterston is based on the west coast of Scotland in an area noted for its natural beauty, with views across to the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. The nearest city is Glasgow, with regular bus and train links nearby, offering access to a huge range of cultural, sporting and leisure pursuits. If you’re a golfer then you’re spoilt for choice – there are a number of links courses close by, including Royal Troon.

The site is relatively large – the perimeter fence is around two and a half kilometres long. One of the main reasons for this is that it is home to two nuclear power stations. Hunterston A was built in 1964 and was in use until 1989 and is currently being decommissioned. Hunterston B is a working station, which started generating in 1976. New purpose-built CNC facilities are being built on-site at the moment.