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Kirkton Airfield

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Record Detail

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  • Parish
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  • NGR
    NH 8000 9816
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.95651N, 4.029486W
  • Archaeological notes
    NH89NW 27 centred 8000 9816 Part of this airfield falls on map sheet NH79NE A Satellite Landing Ground (SLG), an old watch office bungalow and a few buildings survive with concrete bases. D J Smith 1983 This grass airfield is situated on the S side of the A9 (T), two miles W of Golspie. Only a few small buildings are extant and in very poor condition. The watch house (bungalow) described by Smith (Smith 1983) has now been demolished and a new house built on the site. J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.2, 92 The extreme E part of this Satellite Landing Ground is visible on wartime RAF vertical air photographs (NLA 33, 2.26-2.27, flown 11 April 1942). Dispersed aircraft are noted in fields to the NW and SW of a modern house annotated 'Kilmaree' (NH 79916 98328) on the OS Explorer 1:25000 scale map and the E end of the grass runway. Information from RCAHMS (DE), February 2003
  • Architectural notes

Related material information


  • 1354041 (19/7/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of the former site of Kirkton Airfield, looking NNW.
  • 1354040 (19/7/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of the former site of Kirkton Airfield and Balblair enclosure, looking NNW.
  • 1354039 (19/7/2013)
    Oblique aerial view of the former site of Kirkton Airfield, looking N.


  • 91607 ()
    Highland Region. A survey of the 20th century defences. Survey by John Guy 1992-2000 three volumes
  • 91607 ()
    Copy of an article from "Scotland's Wartime Airfields : Conflict and Legacy," by Keith Bryers, Munlochy, Perthshire. (including list of sites and map references.
  • 91607 (1976)
    British Airfields, past and present. Map showing all British airfields to compliment the Merseyside Avaiation Society publication 'British Isles Airfield Guide'.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Sutherland, Sheet CV1873

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Sutherland, Sheet 105.141873