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TP2833 - Drimore
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3427th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.00/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jun 2004
Was Last found intact: 8th Aug 2018
Was Last logged: 3rd Jun 2019

Of the 18 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 15m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

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View of the site from the road
view southeast
By peregrinus

See 7 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 3rd Jun 2019  16:11  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

called range control on morning 01870 604449, put through to site security manager who was very friendly and said no problem as not busy today. Photography restrictions- can only take of trig when outward facing , not of base equipment, all very reasonable .

Unreachable but visible 11th May 2019  20:40  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

not today sir was the response from security

Good condition 8th Aug 2018  11:58  by jonglew

Gridref: NF 77902 40499   FB Number: S8901  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Called ahead once I got off the Barra-Eriskay ferry. 30 mins later was being escorted into the camp for a viewing by very friendly QinetiQ staff, who manage the site. They have periods of highly intense activity when the place is in lock-down. If you call then you'll likely get a response similar to Steven Bruce's. Pillar is in excellent contion on a high brick-faced plinth; an original centre cap is retained; LHS sight hole open. Photography was allowed as long as none of the buildings etc were captured. But outside the wire it's not so easy to monitor. Logger below refers to top of the hill having been levelled and the pillar moved, but the OS dBase gives a GR very close to the current location so that may not be correct.

Pillar TP2833©jonglew
Spider TP2833©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2833©jonglew
View of the site from the road TP2833©jonglew

Good condition 6th Aug 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NF 77909 40485   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited with no pre-booked appointment. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Walk thru' gate to left of cattle grid and knock on the door!

Unreachable but visible 3rd Jul 2018  19:32  by Aqueously90

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Log #511. Easily visible through fence. Rang intercom, heard an outburst of swearing from inside. Started walking away, then was called back to be told in no uncertain terms that I wasn't welcome. Recommend phoning ahead, but your mileage may vary. [ExP-349/MiP-38/Rev-6/BM-39/IS-52/Other-27]

Good condition 9th Jun 2016  21:14  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

It's got to be a 10/10 for the effort put in to view this one. We made an appointment to visit it with QinetiQ and the security guard could not have been nicer. He wanted us to let everyone know that they are more than welcome to visit the trig, with prior permission. We went in the evening when they'd shut up shop for the day. It is on a lovely elevated plinth!

Unreachable but visible 5th Jun 2016  11:22  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

easily visible through fence but a very quiet Sunday, so access was never going to be possible

Good condition 1st May 2016  14:10  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc metal cap small raised letters. visited by prior arrangement, contact details as previous log. 3rd visit, 1st time inside. Sunday generally a good day as only security guard on site. During the week, if radar is in operation access to trig isn't permitted on safety grounds. I was told the trig used to be outside the fence: fence was moved out when concrete base slab extended. Unlucky for us!

top cap
trig n bagger
view southeast Ben Mhor and Hecla group from summit

Unreachable but visible 19th May 2015  16:45  by RichardM

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Approached hill top via the Lady of th Isle. Trig pillar visible mounted on red brick plinth of inside MOD complex. Requested permission to visit but I guess we were there on a bad day with lots of vehicles present and a security man disgruntled by our appearance. Next day saw lots of heavy MOD equipment arriving by Calmac.

Unreachable but visible 27th Apr 2015  10:55  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Walked around security fence. White pillar on brick platform. FB appears to be present but I left my bins and camera safely in the car

Unreachable but visible 26th May 2013  21:11  by g4wsb

Gridref: NF 77890 40488   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 7/10


Good condition 17th Jul 2012  11:15  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

White painted on a brick built pedestal. Unable to read FB or confirm spider condition from outside fence.

Unreachable but visible 29th Apr 2012  19:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Drove up to entrance of MOD facility ... Pillar visible through fence ... Plenty of no photographs signs ... Did not take one in a rare moment of compliance (or was it because I forgot my camera!!)

Good condition 27th Apr 2011  14:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NF 77903 40497   FB Number: S8901  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Access booked in advance by QinetiQ Site Security Manager,Roddy Mac Isaac on 01870 604773 Trig all in good order and well kept


Good condition 16th May 2010  16:20  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

the pillar can be seen from outside the security fence of this MOD facility, lots of no photo signs and OSAct, the pillar is on a brick plinth and painted white, good to see that tax payers money well spent.

Toppled 5th Jun 2008  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Toppled  Score: 9/10

High security MOD compound looked after by Qinetiq. Passed by in a.m. and asked to return p.m. when given escorted access. Top of hill levelled and pillar moved and now on a brick base. Spider present.

Unreachable but visible 28th Aug 2007  06:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 7/10

vgc, white, on fancy brick plinth 10m inside MoD compound. FB visible from outside, obliquely, reasonable telescope view on 45x magnification although last digit partially obscured due to angle, and didn't have the tripod with me for a photo. Buildings seemed occupied with lights at window, but early a.m. apparently no-one looking or interested. Unable to see whether top cap present. Years later went to gate on spec, was turned down. May book a revisit sometime.

Unreachable but visible 1st Jun 2004  13:34  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8901  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 8/10

Space City! Inside the security fence of the missile tracking base on Ruabhal. Mind they do keep them painted nice and white. Base manned, so I thought it wise not to take a picture. I expect you could blag your way in.

Space City

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