A top-secret RADAR chain was constructed around Britain in the late 1930s. Three bomb-proof underground bunkers were built for the RAF in 1941 in the Raigmore Estate. Their purpose was top secret - to process RADAR signals from around the North of England, the Scottish and Irish coasts. This allowed the detection and interception of enemy bombers in the North Sea and the Atlantic. This is the single remaining bunker, the other two having been demolished. During the Cold War it was converted into a nuclear, biological and chemical hardened facility which could have been a Regional seat of Government. Until recently the bunker was used as the Council’s Emergency Centre.
The bunker has recently changed hands and part of it will be converted into a museum. This is an opportunity to see the building as it was following the conversion to a hardened facility. If you have any artefacts or items of interest relating to the bunker, please bring them along.
Tours are on Saturday 5th October, either 10-11:30 or 11:30-1pm, and on Thursday 10th October 7-8:30pm. Limited places (only 12 per tour) - booking essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 077888 35466. Please specify date and time when booking.
The site is at Mackintosh Road, Inverness, IV2 3TX on the Raigmore estate. Unfortunately no wheelchair access. Free/ donations welcome.
Phone 077888 35466 (for bookings)
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