24.01.2012 - Meteorological mast Day OneDespite 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.