In 1953, the AWE gave serious consideration to testing a 16 kiloton nuclear warhead off the Caithness Coast. The idea to blow up the Stacks of Duncansby came the year after Operation Hurricane in 1952 when Britain detonated its first atomic bomb at Montebello Islands, West Australia, just three years after the Soviet Union set off its first nuclear bomb.
Looking across sanside bay towards the Dounreay power station on the day of a radioactive contamination at the power station which led to it being evacuated.
Infected with Anthrax in 1942 by Porton Down, the island was not decontaminated until the late 1980’s
A deep trench in the Irish Sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland, used as a munitions dump. One million tones+ dumped by the UK and 1160 tons dumped by Ireland since the last Century
RAF bombing targets were used by Number 10 Bombing and Gunnery School during World War 2.