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Report - Nigg battery, Ross-shire, 30/11/08

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by zimbob, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. zimbob

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    Visited this today with Bryag after the snow foiled our initial plans (again :rolleyes: )

    This was a WW1 battery, apparently it wasn't used in WW2, but some of the graffitti from workmen there in 1940 would suggest otherwise... It was armed with 4 Quick Firing 4-inch guns, 2 to each position, with underground magazines directly behind each position, cut into the rock. Little remains of the other buildings, mainly just the concrete bases, a toilet block, and one other building.

    The approach :

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    Toilet block and mast base :

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    One set of holdfasts :

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    Holdfast and field of fire :

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    Steps into magazine :

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    Steelwork still in-situ :)

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    WW1 concrete - good stuff :

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    Graffitti from 1931 :

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    And 1940 :

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    Overview of one set of holdfasts :

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    A wee shot of Bryag's driving skillzzz, steep hill :D

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    This was a good wee explore, rather enjoyed myself in spite of the cold :)

    Lastly, a shot of the view from this place :

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