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Photos by Bill Wright Page last updated: 2020-10-08
Attadale Highland
NGR: NG924392 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 5m      Structure Height: 14m
Digital TV: BBC A: 28 D3&4: 25 BBC B: 22
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Comments: Attadale is a relay of Skriaig (via Duncraig)

The villages on the shores of Loch Carron in South West Ross receive their TV signals from a little 10W relay on the south side of the loch. The road and the railway are squeezed between the loch and the hillside and somehow the transmitter site has been wedged in as well, just along from the railway station. Two log periodics transmit across the loch to the village of Lochcarron and one looks north-east towards the communities at the head of the loch.

The receive aerial seems to Group B, so is probably looking at Duncraig, on the hills above Plockton. If you ever ride on the West Highland line, probably the most scenic in the UK, look out for the Attadale transmitter!

Attadale entered service on the 12th September 1983 using a 14m wooden pole. Channel 4 was added in November 1985. The wooden pole was replaced with this tower in May 2000. DSO was on the 14th and 28th July 2010.


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