Additions and Updates
(Most recent at top)
Update (23 July 2016)
Crash at Hill of St Colm (Glen Tanar), Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, in 1963.
(Current wreckage status and route photos added. Kindly provided by Gary Nelson.)
Update (20 July 2016)
Crash at Muckle Cairn / Tom Titlach, Glen Clova, Angus, in 1942.
(Current wreckage status photos added. Kindly provided by Shaun Green.)
Update (8 June 2016)
Crash at Cranstackie Sutherland, Highland, in 1943.
(More recent wreckage photo added. Kindly provided by Digby Harris.)
N E W (1 June 2016)
Cessna F152 G-BHDR, The Law, Ochil Hills, near Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. Added to website.
(With crash site and route photos kindly provided by Gary Nelson.)
N E W (7 May 2016)
RAF Supermarine Spitfires (3 aircraft) Memorial, King's Seat Hill, Ochil Hills, near Dollar, Clackmannanshire. Added to website.
(With crash site memorial and route photos kindly provided by Gary Nelson.)
Update (8 Apr 2016)
Crash at The Drum (near Glenlatterach Resr.), Glenlatterach, Moray, in 1948.
(Wreckage fragment photos added. Kindly provided by Suzanne Alexander.)
Features and Memorials
Sumburgh Airport Memorial, Sumburgh, Shetland Isles. Dedicated to those who lost their lives in five oil related aircraft accidents based at or operating from Sumburgh Airport.
RAF Memorial on Isle of Hirta, St Kilda, in the Outer Hebrides. (With photos kindly provided by Iain.)
RAF 58 OTU Memorial unveiling ceremony at Grangemouth in 2008.
Service of Dedication Ceremony and the Unveiling of Spitfire X4859 that took place at (the former) RAF Grangemouth in Stirlingshire, on Thursday 9 May 2013.
Wing Commander D. B. C. Walker (war grave, Pamplona, Spain). (Awareness project by Steve Mullis)
Air Shows and Events
External Web Sites
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Hotels elsewhere in Scotland
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Digital magazine on military aviation.
Aviation Archaeology, Research & Recovery
Aircraft Crash Project (Forum for air crashes in UK)
Aircraft Wrecks in the UK & Ireland (David W. Earl)
Aviation Research Group Orkney Shetland (A.R.G.O.S.)
BAAC (British Aviation Archaeological Council)
Scotcrash (Aircraft Crash Sites of Scotland)
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BELOW: Forth Bridge Raid Exhibition Photos
Photos: Courtesy, Steven Spink
BELOW: A Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire flying over Largs, North Ayrshire during the Viking Festival event in September 2013.
Over 50 Spitfires crashed in Scotland; some of which are shown on these pages.
Photos: © 2013 Jim Campbell
Examples of both types can be found on this website.
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Locating Nearest Towns
The nearest town or village is named underneath each crash site. However, some of these smaller towns or villages may be unfamiliar to many people. Therefore, to help find the general region in which the crash site is located, more recognizable larger towns are now being added to each aircraft page.
Each larger town or city is shown with a compass reference: e.g., Inverness (NE). This means that the nearest large town / city (in this case, Inverness) is situated north-east of the crash site. (The crash site is located at Corryfoyness by Drumnadrochit near Loch Ness.)
BELOW: Aird-Whyte Trophy Winners (1964)
Photo courtesy David Davies
BELOW: 42 Sqdn crew attending HQ Coastal Command at Northwood for the presentation of the Aird-Whyte Trophy (now Fincastle Trophy).
Photo courtesy David Davies
The aim of A.R.G.O.S is to document all aspects of aviation history on and around the Orkney and Shetland Isles.
(For the attention of all hill walkers, mountaineers and climbers.)
BELOW: A winter view of the path to Glen Esk / Glen Lee.
Crashes at Glen Esk / Glen Lee include Wellington, Whitley, and Mosquito aircraft.
This photo was taken looking directly toward the Mosquito wreck. The wreckage lies about 3km on the other side of the hill as the crow flies, or about 7km on foot. The point from which this photo was taken is about 5km from the car park.
Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson
Two of these aircraft crashed at Ben Macdui in Scotland in 2001.
Photo: 2010 Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK.
BELOW: Bf 110 E-1, Deblin-Irena (Poland 1942).
Rudolf Hess is believed to have used a Messerschmitt similar to this on his flight from Augsburg in Bavaria to Eaglesham in Scotland.
Photo: B. Huber
BELOW: An RN Fairey Firefly.
One of this type crashed at Cuidhe Crom, Lochnagar, Braemar in 1949.
BELOW: An RAF Liberator LB-30
One of this type crashed at Drigmorn Hill near Newton Stewart.
Photo [pre-1957] Taken by an employee of the UK government. Photo now in the public domain.
BELOW: RAF Hercules C-130 transport.
One of this type crashed near Loch Loch and is featured on this website. However, new photos of the crash site and memorials were added in August 2011.
Photo: 2006 Adrian Pingstone ('Arpingstone')
Released by the author to the public domain under Wikimedia Commons licensing arrangement.
BELOW: A Lockheed Hudson Mk V light bomber.
A Mark I variant of this aircraft crashed while taking off at Wick (old) airfield in 1941.
Photo: Crown Copyright (expired)
Aircraft Crash Sites in Scotland
RAF RN USAAF Luftwaffe & Civil Aircraft
1918 (one), then from 1938 through WWII to 2013