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. 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 can be seen from the summit of Mither Tap, near Insch in Aberdeenshire and can also be spotted at night on the road down from the Lecht Ski Centre.
- Mast height: 322.0 metres (1,056 ft).
- Coordinates: 57°N 2.39°WCoordinates: 57°N 2.39°W.
- Built in: 1961.
- BBC region: BBC Scotland.
- ITV region: STV North.
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), making it the tallest structure in Scotland. It was constructed in 1961.
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.
It has never been accused of being used for secret broadcasts during the Cold War.
Current transmission servicesEdit
|Frequency MHz.||Frequency Block.||H KW power.||V KW power.||KW power||Station.|
|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|
|106.8 MHz||-||-||-||10||Original 106|
|482.0 MHz||22||-||100||-||BBC B|
|490.0 MHz||23||-||50 -||SDN|
|Frequency UHF kW Operator 506.0 MHz 25 100 Digital 3&4 514.0 MHz 26 50 Arqiva A 530.0 MHz 28 100 BBC A 538.0 MHz 29 50 Arqiva B 562.0 MHz 32 14.5 COM7 HD 586.0 MHz 35 14.5 COM8 HD||..||..||.|
Digital radio (DAB) Frequency Block kW Operator 220.35 MHz 11C 2 Switch Aberdeen 223.93 MHz 12A 10 Digital One 225.64 MHz 12B 10 BBC National DAB
|Frequency MHz.||Frequency block.||KW power.||Station.|
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 School's newest logo created in 2000 (the logo shows the mast on the hill with the sun and three trees).