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South Uist, West Geirinis, Rangehead, Guided Missile Range

Building(S) (20th Century), Military Installation (20th Century), Military Training Site (20th Century)

Site Name South Uist, West Geirinis, Rangehead, Guided Missile Range

Classification Building(S) (20th Century), Military Installation (20th Century), Military Training Site (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Bi; Loch Bee; Sruthan Ban

Canmore ID 274460

Site Number NF74SE 31

NGR NF 76159 42757

NGR Description Centred NF 76159 42757

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/274460

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish South Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NT74SE 31.00 centred 76159 42757

For associated radar site at Benbecula Airport see NF75NE 4.03

NF74SE 31.01 centred NF 75157 43264, NF 75236 42971 and NF 75074 43561 Military installations

NF74SE 31.02 centred NF 75734 42591 Radio masts

South Uist guided missile, A.S.A.T Rangehead site. Group of buildings constructed between early 1970s and 1980s. The site is linked to the Radar tracking station on St Kilda (NF19NW 63).

The buildings and the guided missile firing range are visible on vertical air photographs (All Scotland Survey, 04 87 161-163, flown 22 May 1987).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), August 2005

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