The Neilston WebCam Photo Gallery

A personal photographic tour of Scotland
Home > Secret Scotland > World War I and II sites
Click to view full size image

Gruinard Island, Gruinard Bay

At first glance a typical and desirable small west coast island, but with a very dark secret. In 1942 because of its isolated location it was used to test deadly anthrax as a possible weapon to defeat the Nazis during WWII. Sheep were used to test the effects of an anthrax bomb. The island remained contaminated and off limits until 1986 when 500,000 was spent to decontaminate it with hundreds of tons of formaldehyde and also by removing some top soil.

The_Commando_Monument,_Spean_Bridge,_winter.jpg Ard_Neackie2C_Loch_Eriboll.jpg Gruinard_Island.jpg AA_Battery2C_Aultbea.jpg Former_boom_defence_site2C_Mellon_Charles.jpg
Rate this file (No vote yet)
File information
Album name:administrator / World War I and II sites
Filesize:826 KiB
Date added:Dec 08, 2010
Dimensions:2655 x 1043 pixels
Displayed:664 times
DateTime Original:2008:08:17 09:22:23
Exposure Time:1/320 sec
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:44 mm
Model:Canon EOS 40D
X Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Favourites:Add to Favourites
Add your comment
Anonymous comments are not allowed here. Log in to post your comment