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Photos by Bill Wright Page last updated: 2018-09-18
Lairg Highland
NGR: NC574056 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 150m      Structure Height: 17m
Digital TV: BBC A: 44 D3&4: 41 BBC B: 47
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Comments: Lairg is a relay of Knock More (via Balblair Wood)

Lairg was a BBC landlord site, which entered service on the 8th December 1978, with Channel 4 from September 1987. The original structure was a 17m wooden pole, which has subsequently been replaced with this tower for site sharers.


The view of the Tx from the village.


Loch Shin in the background. In the 1960s I wasted many hundreds of hours of childhood cooped up in a van hiding from rapacious midges, whilst father fished for trout. He wore a beekeeper’s outfit. I read and re-read the only available newspaper, the Aberdeen Press and Journal, which contained little but the prices of cows.




A conflict of modern sensibilities has led to the buildings being camouflaged but then adorned with garish Health and Safety notices.


4 tiers of crossed log periodics are used for transmit.


A single vertical log periodic is used to receive the programme feed from Balblair Wood.


The burial cairn at the summit, with the Tx target area in the distance.



Balblair Wood

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