Angus transmitting station

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Angus Transmitting Station seen from Dundee.jpg
Angus transmitting station is located in Angus
Angus transmitting station
Angus transmitting station (Angus)
Mast height 229.5 metres (753 ft)
Coordinates 56°33′18″N 2°59′10″W / 56.555°N 2.986111°W / 56.555; -2.986111Coordinates: 56°33′18″N 2°59′10″W / 56.555°N 2.986111°W / 56.555; -2.986111
Grid reference NO394407
BBC region BBC Scotland
ITV region STV North
Base of transmitter and surrounding buildings seen close up. Other transmitters situated on adjacent Craigowl Hill can be seen in the distance.

The Angus transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated approximately five miles due north of the city of Dundee, Scotland (grid reference NO394407).[1] It includes a guyed steel lattice mast which is 229.5 metres (753 ft) [1] in height. Mounted at the top are the UHF television antennas, contained within a GRP shroud. These antennas have an average height above Ordnance Datum of 547 metres (1,795 ft).[2]. It is owned and operated by Arqiva.


  • It was constructed in 1966 by the ITA, having been chosen as a suitable site for high power colour UHF transmissions.

Coverage area[edit]

It covers parts of the City of Dundee, eastern Perth and Kinross, southern Angus and north and east Fife. Reception is also possible in the coastal areas of East Lothian, as far along as the town of Dunbar [3].

Channels listed by frequency[edit]

Analogue radio (FM VHF)[edit]

Frequency kW[2] Service
100.1 MHz 2.125 8.5 Classic FM
102.8 MHz 1 4 Tay FM

† Mixed polarisation.

Digital radio (DAB)[edit]

Frequency Block kW Operator
218.640 MHz 11B 3 Score Dundee
222.064 MHz 11D 10 Digital One
225.648 MHz 12B 10 BBC National DAB

Analogue television[edit]

Analogue television was shut down from Angus in August 2010. BBC Two Scotland was closed on 4 August, and the remaining three services on 20 August.

Frequency UHF kW Service[3]
727.25 MHz 53 100 Channel 4
759.25 MHz 57 100 BBC One Scotland
783.25 MHz 60 100 STV
807.25 MHz 63 100 BBC Two Scotland

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