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Balloon Station Tournaig Farm

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Water tower behind AA battery, 2008
Water tower behind AA battery
© Dave Croker

The remains of a World War II barrage balloon station can be found near Tournaig, Gairloch, Highland. Part of the , this may also have been known as Loch Thurnaig, or Bad Leathan.

Reports indicate that a number of structure still survive on the Tournaig farmsteading, including a number of hut bases and the water tower adjacent to the western side of the A832 road. The original building foundations were reused for a modern shed or barn.

Immediately to the southeast of the balloon station lie the remains of an anti-aircraft battery, AA Battery Tournaig Farm .

Tournaig WWII site, 1972
Tournaig WWII site
© Anne Burgess

The site picture shows the whole World War II site in one frame, with the modern building built on the foundations of the balloon station in the foreground to the right, the station water tower to left, and the AA battery between the two and to the rear. The GL Radar would have been sited in the field behind the battery.

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