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Photographs taken by Martin Briscoe

Martin has contributed a DVD containing over 5000 pictures taken at various transmitter sites.  They range from transistors to towers, with all sorts of things in between.  Many of them show work in progress and some sites are untidy to say the least, but it is quite interesting to see this as it provides some insight to the work that had to be done.  Some of the equipment in the pictures was removed many years ago.

It would be a very time consuming task to put all 5000 pictures on BBCeng, so here is a compromise.  All pictures for the first four sites are on pages accessed from the first four links below, then there is just one sample picture from each site (click on the thumbnails to enlarge them and then use your browser's back button to return).  Allow time for the pictures to load as, unlike most pictures on BBCeng, they have not been compressed

If you are looking for other pictures from any of the sites below then click here to send me an email.  I will either respond myself or forward your request to Martin Briscoe.  (Of course BBC Transmission had many more sites than those listed below.)

  1. Acharacle
  2. Ardgour
  3. Arisaig
  4. Ballachulish
  5. Bellanoch
  6. Belmont
  7. Borve
  8. Bowmore
  9. Bruernish
  10. Burghead
  11. Bwlch Mawr
  12. Cairndow - not built
  13. Campbeltown
  14. Carradale
  15. Castlebay
  16. Clachan
  17. Clettraval
  18. Cow Hill
  19. Daliburgh
  20. Dalmally
  21. Darvel
  22. Durness
  23. Dychliemore
  24. Easdale
  25. Eitshal after fire
  26. Fiunary
  27. Fort Augustus (Picture removed on 24th June 2015 by request)
  28. Fort William
  29. Gigha Island G
  30. len Convinth
  31. Glendocherty
  32. Glengorm
  33. Grantown
  34. Heathfield
  35. High Keil
  36. Keelylang Hill
  37. Kilbride
  38. Kilmelford
  39. Kingussie
  40. Kinlochbervie
  41. Kinlochleven
  42. Kintraw
  43. Kylerhea
  44. Lisnagarvey
  45. Llanddona
  46. Loch Feochan
  47. Lochgilphead
  48. Lochinver
  49. Lochmaddy
  50. Mallaig
  51. Meldrum
  52. Midhurst
  53. Miscellaneous
  54. Moel y Parc
  55. Newhaven
  56. Oban
  57. Onich
  58. Penifiler
  59. Pontop Pike
  60. Port Ellen
  61. Portnahaven
  62. Reigate
  63. Skriaig
  64. South Knapdale
  65. Spean Bridge
  66. Staffin
  67. Strachur
  68. Sutton Coldfield
  69. Tarbert Loch Fyne
  70. Taynuilt
  71. Tighnabruaich
  72. Torosay
  73. Tunbridge Wells
  74. Uig
  75. Ullapool
  76. Wester Erchite
  77. Winter Hill

Some of Martin Briscoe's pictures are also available for viewing on his Picasa web site.

Due to the limit of 500 pictures per album on Picasa they are presently split into the following two albums:

Album 1 (colour).   (You might find it convenient to right click and open the page in a new tab or window.)

Album 2 (monochrome)

They aren't in any particular order and initially (July 2008) they are unlabelled.

Here is a particularly good picture of Torosay on the Island of Mull in Scotland.


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