Next Restoration Project after 23 post Skelmorlie is 20 post Kilchattan Bay

Following on from the success at Number 23 post Skelmorlie in 25 Group AYR, the latest acquisition is Number 20 post Kilchattan Bay on the Isle of Bute which was the master post for Skelmorlie and in addition was a designated ROCMET post.

The post is undergoing preservation and restoration with the intention of being fully equipped including the ROCMET instruments for its official public opening scheduled for May 2006.

The post internally was bone dry with the unofficial red carpet (laid for the CROCs visit?) in excellent condition.

As you can see from the picture it is situated on one of the three golf courses on the Isle and has magnificent views towards the back of Arran.

In addition an aircraft landing strip is on the left hand side to cater for the flying ambulance service and the occasional light aircraft, which delighted one of my colleagues by being able to use his aircraft recognition skills.

Frank Alexander


Ps I am still looking for a Pains Wessex maroon training kit and if any ROCA member could even direct me to a museum that was prepared to offer a long term loan I would be extremely grateful.

[02jul05 19:55]