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Benbecula Airport

Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century), Control Tower (20th Century)

Site Name Benbecula Airport

Classification Aircraft Hangar(S) (20th Century), Control Tower (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Balivanich; Raf Benbecula Airfield; Benbecula Aerodrome

Canmore ID 274493

Site Number NF75NE 4.05

NGR NF 78226 55502

NGR Description NF 78226 55502, NF 78368 55400 and NF 78126 55442

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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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

NF75NE 4.05 78226 55502, 78368 55400 and 78126 55442

The WW II control tower (NF 78226 55502) is still in use, though now modernised and situated to the NE of the recent large concrete apron created for the more recent airport.

Two half size T2 type aircraft hangars were situated SW and SE of the control tower, these have now been removed and only the base of that to the SE survives. The other hangar base was demolished when the large concrete apron was constructed to the N of the present terminal building.

The control tower and aircraft hangars are visible on vertical air photographs taken in 1946 (CPE/Scot/UK191, 4041-4043, flown 10 October 1946).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), August 2005


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