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Thrumster, Transmitting Station

Radio Station (20th Century)

Site Name Thrumster, Transmitting Station

Classification Radio Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Upper Thrumster; Graigmillan

Canmore ID 172348

Site Number ND34NW 38

NGR ND 34394 45553

NGR Description Centred ND 34394 45553

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND34NW 38 centred 34394 45553

This radio or transmitting station is situated to the NE of Thrumster, immediately N of Graigmillan farmsteading (ND34NW 34). Buildings are of brick and concrete. The station is still in use as a Radio Station.

This Radio Station formed part of 'Boxer', which was a microwaved radar data linking system active in the 1950s. The station was involved in passing data onwards from the Radar Station at Saxa Vord in Shetland (HP61NW 6).

J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.1, 29.


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