Durris transmitting station

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Durris transmitting station is located in Aberdeen
Durris transmitting station
Mast height 322.0 metres (1,056 ft)
Coordinates 57°00′N 2°23′W / 57°N 2.39°W / 57; -2.39Coordinates: 57°00′N 2°23′W / 57°N 2.39°W / 57; -2.39
Built 1961
BBC region BBC Scotland
ITV region STV North

The Durris transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated close to the town of Stonehaven, within Durris Forest, within the area also known historically as Kincardineshire (grid reference NO763899). It is owned and operated by Arqiva.

It has a 306.6 metres (1,006 ft) high guyed steel lattice mast. The analogue television transmission antennas surmounting the structure are contained within a GRP cylinder, and bring the overall height of the structure to 322.0 metres (1,056 ft),[1] making it the tallest structure in Scotland. It was constructed in 1961 and coverage includes north east Scotland, from St. Andrews in the south to Fraserburgh in the north, including the city of Aberdeen. It also covers much of the North Sea coast between Dunbar and Berwick, although this coverage is not deliberate.

It is also a feature in Durris Primary's newest logo created in 2000 (the logo shows the mast on the hill with the sun and three trees).

It can be seen from the summit of Mither Tap, near Insch, Aberdeenshire and can also be spotted at night on the road down from the Lecht Ski Centre.

Services listed by frequency[edit]

Analogue radio (FM VHF)[edit]

Frequency kW[2] Service
89.4 MHz 2.1 BBC Radio 2
91.6 MHz 2.1 BBC Radio 3
93.8 MHz 2.1 BBC Radio Scotland
95.9 MHz 2.1 BBC Radio 4
96.9 MHz 10 Northsound 1
99.0 MHz 2.1 BBC Radio 1
100.5 MHz 10 Classic FM
106.8 MHz 10 Original 106

Digital radio (DAB)[edit]

Frequency Block kW[3] Operator
220.35 MHz 11C 2 Switch Aberdeen
223.93 MHz 12A 10 Digital One
225.64 MHz 12B 10 BBC National DAB

Analogue television[edit]

Analogue television was switched off during September 2010; BBC Two Scotland was closed on 1 September and the remaining four on 15 September.

Frequency UHF kW Service
479.25 MHz 22 500 BBC One Scotland
503.25 MHz 25 500 STV (North)
527.25 MHz 28 500 BBC Two Scotland
559.25 MHz 32 500 Channel 4
839.25 MHz 67 100 Channel 5

Digital television[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Aberdeenshire Council — Planning Applications — Ref: APP/2007/0827
  2. ^ Radio Listeners Guide 2010
  3. ^ Radio Listeners Guide 2010

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