MHG30806 - Post Office/Radio Station, Brora


Post office, built in 1939. Used in WWII as a radio intercept station.

Type and Period (2)

  • RADIO STATION (In use, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (between))
  • POST OFFICE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Built in 1939 as a General Post Office (G.P.O.) and was used during the second world war as a tracking station. It was closed in 1984 and was then bought by a removal company for storage facilities. <1>

Recorded during coastal survey. Upstanding building with barbed wire perimeter fence. No access for survey. Single storey with numerous boarded up. <2>

The station continued to operate throughout the Cold War, when around forty people were posted here from all over Britain. The station closed in 1986. <3>

Recorded by RCAHMS as a Y intercept station, operations building. <4>

Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe via the Highland HER Flickr group.<5>

Briscoe, J M, 2008-11, Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe, via Flickr (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23810.

<1> Aitken, J, Comments by Jacquie Aitken, SMR Assistant, 03/04/2002 (Verbal Communication). SHG23722.

<2> Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Sherarer, I, 03/2010, East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report, Site 244 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24912.

<3> Clyne Heritage Society, c.2007, The Brora Village Trail: Uncover Brora's secret heritage (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG25096.

<4> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Canmore ID 276040 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9086 0347 (49m by 46m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC90SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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