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Blantyre Muir Decoy

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Records indicate that a World War II decoy site was located north of Blantyre Muir, east of East Kilbride. Part of the . Site number SF13f. The decoy was also known as Lodgehill, or Parknewk.

The site was visible in aerial photographs taken by the RAF in 1945, with a control bunker visible some 700 metres northwest of the decoy site. No further detail was given to indicate if the decoy was a QF (fire), or QL (lighting) decoy.

The bunker entrance was photographed [1] in 1984, and its design noted to be Air Ministry Pattern CTD557/41. The location was given as Parknewk, NGR NS664533 (55.7546°N -4.1303°W).

There now appears to be no remaining evidence of the decoy site or its control bunker. An aerial photographic survey carried out in 1988 indicated that the decoy site had been destroyed by opencast mining works, with spoil heaps and vehicle tracks obliterating any potential remains, although the bunker entrance was still visible. Online aerial imagery, estimated as being post 2000, shows the bunker entrance to have been lost to expansion of the works on the south side of Newhousemill Road, near the works entrance.

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1 Bunker entrance photograph

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