Classification and Statistics

Population: 653
Area: 7834 ha (19358 acres)
Tourist Rating: Two Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 27-AUG-2020

Latitude: 56.5054°N Longitude: 6.881°W
National Grid Reference: NL 998 455
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Extended Information
Tiree had an important role during the Second World War; Tiree Airport was requisitioned by the Royal Air Force and there was a concentration of Chain Home Radar stations on the island, at Barrapoll, Kilkenneth and Port Mor. These were augmented by a Chain Home Low station on Beinn Hough and succeeded in 1953 by a ROTOR station on Beinn Ghott.
References and Further Reading
Holliday, John (2011) Tiree Place Names. An Iodhlann (Tiree's Historical Centre), tireeplacenames.org
Mitchell, Ian (2004) Isles of the West. Birlinn Ltd., Edinburgh
Perrott, David (2004) The Western Islands Handbook. Kittiwake, Machynlleth

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