WMO03088, Inverbervie, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation


WMO03088, Inverbervie No.2, Scotland

56 51 07N 02 15 57W
Altitude 134 metres

Estimated Class 1.  Class 3.
[Update, I recognose the met enclosure base as being paved to a standard pattern which makes a site at best Class 3, see Llanbedr articles]

UHI, none [local site]. Scottish east coast.


  1. Jiri says:

    It should be noted that weather at the seafront is very different from inland. Cold and strong wind. Few miles inland it is much warmer and less wind. I was unfortunate enough to stay close to the beach for about 20miles north from here at Aberdeen.

  2. Jiri says:

    Actually, I’m just passing by this Saturday so I might pop in if it is worth.

  3. Jiri says:

    Ok I can see that it might be worth to take some close up pictures of this site. It is adept for Saturday visit.

  4. Jiri says:

    I’ve been there but it appears to be the most secure place in Scotland. There is a high fence with barbed wire around the whole area. I took pictures from about 150m distance.

  5. Jiri says:

    above is look to north and below to east towards another mast.


    A have no idea what this area is about. Spoken to local and they said that guy living in the house inside the fenced area is not too friendly and very strange. Must be some climate scientist.

  6. Jiri says:

    Correction, the first image is to the south standing at the very north of the site (as shown at the sat picture at the top of this page).

  7. tchannon says:

    Well done.

    In trying the discover what the nearby radio mast might be the identity of the site has appeared.
    Did you say barbed wire?

    “Inverbervie, Craig David, Underground Headquarters, Rotor Radar Station, Vhf Transmitter Site”
    Disused, under ancient monuments it seems, hence no men pointing things at you.

    Sounds like Scotland “The site is private and very secure, with two mean and hungry Alsatian dogs patrolling the grounds (24/7). The owner has made it clear he wouldn’t welcome visitors.”

    There are a number of very interesting web sites dealing in “secret” Britain, legacy of wars and cold war.

  8. tchannon says:

    The building by the entrance gate *is* the top of the bunker.

    You have succeeded in independent confirmation it is a met site, the photo of an enclosure and wind tower. Why it needs a secure fence _inside_ a place like that, yeah right.
    McTavish to Met service man, I’ll lock you in, dogs not been fed.

    On further examination of the Google images, in 2008 there is a tall probably temporary radio mast, with attending vehicles and cabin just to the south of the bunker. Might be more in the other inner enclosure, possibly cellphone and FM radio, not television.

  9. Jiri says:

    That’s interesting. Good work. There are some vehicles visible on second photo at the right. It is in the center of the area, south from the gate house. Instead of hungry dogs I’ve encountered hungry kittens only (one visible on third photo at the gate). The feeling was still very unwelcoming though.

  10. tchannon says:

    Site like that is ripe for transmitters. There will be one or more mains power feeds and same for communication ducting. Why these places are favoured for server centres.
    Security is a huge problem and sometimes safety too, want ice on your head?

    Somewhere else, in England, ice and transmitter masts, ice overload brought down a primary television mast.:

    “However at approximately 1700 the PW [private wire] rang and a very shaky voice at the Emley end said “it’s come down”.

    My reply was “has the dish come off then?”

    Answer was “no the whole bloody mast has fell down!”” [1200ft]