24.01.2012 - Meteorological mast Day One

Despite earlier protests our application for a meteorological mast was approved by Argyll & Bute Council.

Thanks to our friends at Chillwind the assembly has made it's way down from Inverness.

Towed by a tasty looking Defender 130. Check that winch!

Brought to the top of the hill by a variety of machinery

Holes dug for ground anchors

Set in the rock drilled by this little beast

Laid out before it gets winched up - flat at this stage like the wind-felled trees

Without a doubt it's a big structure. However, the wind blows stronger higher up and that's why we're measuring it.

Over the coming day or two more pictures will appear as the mast takes shape.