Bressay transmitting station

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Bressay transmitting station is located in Shetland
Bressay transmitting station
Bressay transmitting station (Shetland)
Tower height 70 metres (230 ft)
Coordinates 60°07′48″N 1°05′45″W / 60.13°N 1.095833°W / 60.13; -1.095833Coordinates: 60°07′48″N 1°05′45″W / 60.13°N 1.095833°W / 60.13; -1.095833
Grid reference HU5022838667
Built 1964
BBC region BBC Scotland
ITV region STV North

Bressay transmitting station is a broadcasting transmission facility for the Shetland Islands, located on the isle of Bressay, owned and operated by Arqiva (previously National Grid Wireless). The transmitting station is based on the Ward of Bressay, the island's highest peak.

The facility includes two steel lattice towers both over 70m high.

Services listed by frequency[edit]

Analogue radio[edit]

Frequency kW[1] Service
88.3 MHz 43 BBC Radio 2
90.5 MHz 43 BBC Radio 3
92.7 MHz 43 BBC Radio Shetland
94.9 MHz 43 BBC Radio 4
96.2 MHz 15† SIBC
97.9 MHz 43 BBC Radio 1

† Licensed to transmit at 50 kW.

Analogue television[edit]

Frequency UHF kW Service
479.25 MHz 22 10 BBC One Scotland
503.25 MHz 25 10 STV
527.25 MHz 28 10 BBC Two Scotland
559.25 MHz 32 10 Channel 4

Digital switchover[edit]

The digital switchover happened in two stages.

In Stage One, BBC Two Scotland was switched off and anyone with Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV needed to re-tune. The date for this was 5 May 2010.

In Stage Two, analogue was permanently switched off and anyone with Freeview, BT Vision or Top Up TV will need to re-tune again. The date for this stage was 19 May 2010.

Soon afterwards, HD and high-powered Freeview services came in instead of the flawed analogue signal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Radio Listeners Guide 2010

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