Blairskaith Muir, Civil Starfish Decoy
Decoy Site (20th Century)
Site Name Blairskaith Muir, Civil Starfish Decoy
Classification Decoy Site (20th Century)
Alternative Name(s) Clyde Aa Defences; Craigmaddie Muir
Canmore ID 232040
Site Number NS57NE 84
NGR NS 595 762
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
- Council East Dunbartonshire
- Parish Baldernock (strathkelvin)
- Former Region Strathclyde
- Former District Strathkelvin
- Former County Stirlingshire
NS57NE 84 595 762
For control bunker to the E, see NS67NW 70
The remains of a Starfish decoy site (SF13c) are visible at this location on RAF air photographs taken in 1945 (106G/UK989: 4248 and 4249). The site is not visible on All Scotland Survey air photographs taken in 1988 (51588: 077, 078). The control bunker (NS67NW 70) is situated 1km to the E.
Information from RCAHMS (KM), 27 December 2002.
This extensive civil Starfish decoy site is situated on the S-facing slopes of Blairskaith Muir.
The site consists of a series shallow ditched rectangular and oval shaped enclosures forming firebreaks, which would have contained basket, boiling oil, grid/coal drip and plain coal fires. The group of enclosures are also visible on further frames of the above mentioned sortie (106G/UK 989 31283129, flown 9 November 1945), which show that the site extended over an area 300m square. It is not known whether the bunker recorded about 600m W (NS57NE 54) was linked to this group or to the small fire or lighting decoys (Civil QF/QL), located in this area.
It is not known whether anything survives of this site.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2005.