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Askomill Radio Station

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Askomill radio station was a World War II installation located in the hills above Askomill, north of Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula.

Visible in aerial photographs taken in 1948, the station was seen to comprise of two building located together with 12 masts.

There are no surviving remains reported for this World War II installation, although subsequent OS mapping for the area depicts a radio station at the same location, indicating that the site has been re-used for later installations, which is fairly common practice.

Local reports have identified this as the site of a former Post Office repeater station, later replaced by a BT microwave relay station operating between the Heads of Ayr, Brown Carrick Hill Relay Station, and Beinn Leathaig Relay Station, a terminal station in the vicinity of Port Ellen, Islay.

The site is also said to have been used by the BBC's Outside Broadcast Unit, when an edition of Any Questions? was broadcast from Campbeltown.

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