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Barnton Quarry ROTOR Bunker

Door open days

28 September 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)

29 September 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)

Edinburgh

During WWII, Barnton Quarry was the home of the RAF sector operations centre for the Turnhouse Sector of 13 Group, RAF Fighter Command. From this building, Radar returns from German aircraft were triangulated and RAF fighter attacks were coordinated. After WWII, the site was developed into a Cold War Radar centre with the addition of a large underground bunker. The site is currently under restoration, but the RAF operations room of the surface WWII SOC will be open to the public.

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Global Connections, albeit negative ones, are the entire reason for this facility. Initially set up due to the fear of Nazi bombing during the Second World War, the facility was greatly extended and repurposed in the early 1950’s to counter the emerging Cold War threat.

ACTIVITIES

Information boards, numerous photographs, slideshows and the restoration group volunteers will share the history of the site.

Due to the active restoration public access is limited to the Ops Well but you will be able to see into the variety of rooms off this area, giving a sense of how extensive this building, and indeed the project as a whole, is.

Booking essential via bq_dod.eventbrite.co.uk

Facilities

Key Information

Pre-booking Essential: bq_dod.eventbrite.co.uk

Information boards, numerous photographs, slideshows and the restoration group volunteers will share the history of the site.

Due to the active restoration public access is limited to the Ops Well but you will be able to see into the variety of rooms off this area, giving a sense of how extensive this building, and indeed the project as a whole, is.

 

Where to find us

Address
  • 35 Clermiston Road North
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 7BN