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Emergency Centre

Door open days

31 August 2019 (10, 1130, 1300 and 1430)

1 September 2019 (10, 1130, 1300 and 1430)

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

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.

Open for tours only

Tours at 1000, 1130, 1300 and 1430

The tour at 1300 will be conducted in Gaelic

All tours must be booked in advance at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/doors-open-days-highland-wwii-radar-bunker-tickets-65104587574

 

Facilities

Key Information

Building Date: 1941

Open for tours only

Tours at 1000, 1130, 1300 and 1430

The tour at 1300 will be conducted in Gaelic

All tours must be booked in advance at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/doors-open-days-highland-wwii-radar-bunker-tickets-65104587574

Where to find us

Address
  • Mackintosh Road
  • Inverness
  • IV2 3TX