Torness is sited approx’ 6 miles south of Dunbar. It is operated by EDF Energy and is capable of supplying electricity to over 2 million UK homes.

Station Director: Robert Gunn
Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
Total supply to the national grid: 1190 MW
Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
Start of construction: 1980
Start of generation: 1988
Estimated end of generation: 2030
Employees: ~550 full time EDF plus over 180 full time contractors

Local Liaison Council Meetings

EDF Energy hold annual Local Liaison Council (LLC) Meetings with local people, the media, council and emergency services representatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site.

LLC Minutes of Meeting 19 March 2015

LLC Minutes of Meeting 7 April 2016

LLC Minutes of Meeting 25th June 2020     via Zoom

The next LLC is 24 March 2021, 10am-12pm  via Zoom

For more information, contact Ashleigh Dickson, EDF Energy, on 01368 873847 or  email

Torness Community Reports can be accessed below:

January 2015      February 2015      May 2015     October 2015

November 2015

January 2016     October 2016

October 2017

January 2018       First Quarter Visitor Centre Free Activities 2018

May 2018