Burghead Transmitting Station

Burghead Transmitting Station is located a half-mile (1 km) east southeast of Burghead. It was officially opened on 12th October 1936 by Sir Murdoch MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Inverness-shire. The station is now owned by broadcasting infrastructure company Arqiva, which inherited the transmission assets of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that were privatised in 1997. The station comprises three lattice-steel masts and a control building. The tallest mast reaches 154.2m (506 feet). The station exclusively transmits BBC radio services with a power of up to 100 kW; namely BBC Radio 5 and Radio Scotland on medium-wave and Radio 4 on long-wave, the latter in conjunction with Westerglen Transmitting Station and Droitwich in England, which together reach seafarers and well into Continental Europe.

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