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)
  • 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>

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Grid reference Centred NC 9086 0347 (49m by 46m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC90SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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