Barry Buddon

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Barry Buddon
Barry, Angus
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Barry Buddon Camp
Barry Buddon is located in Angus
Barry Buddon
Barry Buddon
Location within Angus
Coordinates 56°29′58″N 02°44′32″W / 56.49944°N 2.74222°W / 56.49944; -2.74222Coordinates: 56°29′58″N 02°44′32″W / 56.49944°N 2.74222°W / 56.49944; -2.74222
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built c.1850
In use c.1850-Present

Barry Buddon Training Area is a Ministry of Defence-owned rifle ranges and training area located in Barry, Angus adjacent to Carnoustie Golf Links.

History[edit]

Barry Buddon dates back to around 1850 when the area was used by the Forfarshire Rifle Volunteers, the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry the Panmure Battery of the Forfarshire Artillery Brigade, and a Royal Naval Reserve Battery. In 1897 the Earl of Dalhousie sold the site to the War Office for use as a military training area.[1]

The training area covers 2,300 acres (930 hectares), of which 600 acres (240 hectares) is intertidal zone. The camp was expanded in the late 1990s and has accommodation for 507.[1] With all camps and facilities at maximum usage about 130,000 personnel could use the training area each year.[1] The ranges were used in the 1986 Commonwealth Games and are planned to be used in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[2]

Most of the training area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an EU Special Area of Conservation (SAC), as well as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds under the European Birds Directive.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Barry Buddon Training Area". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Barry Buddon on target". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Angus". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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