Brora Y Station

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Brora Y Station was a Government listening station located South-east of Brora in Sutherland which operated between 1940 and 1986.


The building was built for the General Post Office and completed by 1939.[1] During the Second World War it operated as a Y-station collecting information for analysts at Bletchley Park.[1] Unlike other Y stations Brora did not close after the War but continued as a Cold War monitoring station under the aegis of Government Communications Headquarters until it closed in 1986.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Brora Radio Intercept Y Station Operations Building". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  2. "How Cheltenham entered America's backyard". New Scientist. 5 April 1984. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

Coordinates: 58°00′25″N 3°50′54″W / 58.00700°N 3.84845°W / 58.00700; -3.84845