Hawklaw Y Station

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Hawklaw Y Station was a Government listening station located north of Cupar in Fife which operated between 1942 and 1988.

History

The building was built with windows in the Art Deco style and completed by 1942.[1] During the Second World War it operated as a Y-station collecting information for analysts at Bletchley Park.[1] Unlike other Y stations Hawklaw 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 1988.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hawklaw Intercept Y Listening Station". Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  2. "How Cheltenham entered America's backyard". New Scientist. 5 April 1984. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

Coordinates: 56°19′48″N 3°00′28″W / 56.32997°N 3.00768°W / 56.32997; -3.00768