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Tiree, Beinn Ghott

Military Camp (20th Century), Radar Station (20th Century)

Site Name Tiree, Beinn Ghott

Classification Military Camp (20th Century), Radar Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Raf Scarinish

Canmore ID 202282

Site Number NM04NW 46

NGR NM 0325 4545

NGR Description Centred NM 0325 4545

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Tiree
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM04NW 46 centerd 0325 4545

A large group of post-war military buildings situated on the summit of Beinn Ghott. It is the site of a possible radio station, but may also be for radar.

Information from Defence of Britain Project form, L and P Draper, 1996

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Note (1 September 2011)

The site of a former RAF 'ROTOR' radar station, previously recorded as a Military Camp and Installation. Built as part of a nationwide early warning system called 'ROTOR', RAF Scarinish was due to open in December 1953 with a number of different radar types installed, controlled from a operation block.

The ROTOR plan was modified with the adoption of the Type 80 radar in 1953. This radar system was installed here and one of the surviving structures is the Type 80 modulator building situated on the summit of Beinn Ghott. RAF Scarinish closed in the early 1960's and was place on care and maintance. Only the foundations of the operation block and Guard house survive, but a number of brick built buidlings survive.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 1 September 2011

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