Duncansby Head
Duncansby Head

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.

Dounreay
Dounreay

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.

Western Continental Shelf
Western Continental Shelf
Hebrides Range
Hebrides Range
Hebrides Range
Hebrides Range
Loch Linnhe
Loch Linnhe
Gruinard Island
Gruinard Island

Infected with Anthrax in 1942 by Porton Down, the island was not decontaminated until the late 1980’s

An Lighe Rathairseach
An Lighe Rathairseach
An Lighe Rathairseach
An Lighe Rathairseach
Beaufort’s Dyke,
Beaufort’s Dyke,

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

Luce Bay
Luce Bay
Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Sandyhills Bay
Sandyhills Bay

RAF bombing targets were used by Number 10 Bombing and Gunnery School during World War 2.

Duncansby Head
Dounreay
Western Continental Shelf
Hebrides Range
Hebrides Range
Loch Linnhe
Gruinard Island
An Lighe Rathairseach
An Lighe Rathairseach
Beaufort’s Dyke,
Luce Bay
Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Sandyhills Bay
Duncansby Head

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.

Dounreay

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.

Western Continental Shelf
Hebrides Range
Hebrides Range
Loch Linnhe
Gruinard Island

Infected with Anthrax in 1942 by Porton Down, the island was not decontaminated until the late 1980’s

An Lighe Rathairseach
An Lighe Rathairseach
Beaufort’s Dyke,

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

Luce Bay
Solway Firth
Solway Firth
Sandyhills Bay

RAF bombing targets were used by Number 10 Bombing and Gunnery School during World War 2.

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