The Isle of Skye is one of the larger Hebridean Islands off the west coast of Scotland (UK) and there has been several interesting incidents that I'd
like to tell you about and ask for your opinions ... please bear with me and be patient as this is not my usual domain and there is a good chance I
will make some clumbsy mistakes but I feel very strongly that this latest high strangeness is worth an ATS mention
All of my information comes firsthand from my friends of 20+yrs who live in Edinbane on the island ... their local newspaper ... and some brief
internet searches. The thread consists of 3 parts/events culminating in the most recent that occured this last week and is the event that has prompted
this thread ... all have military / ministry of defence links ... and just to whet your appetite it involves the Top Secret SAS base on the nearby
Isle of Rona (see the map) ... Top Secret Base disguised as a 'defence contractor's site' at the Kyle of Lochalsh on Skye ... and a connection with
a former director of the CIA
The Isle of Skye & Isle of Rona
Back in April of this year the military held some massive war games on Skye and part of the Scottish Highlands. Between the royal airforce / royal
navy / and British Army (inc the SAS) there was something in the region of 8,000 participants ... the war games lasted 2weeks and were code-named
. The people of Skye were informed that during the war games they would experience loss of phone / internet access for up to a
couple of hours a day at staggered times. To live the island life you have to be adaptable so the people of Skye may have been a little disgruntled
but they accepted that it was going to happen whatever they said so they just got on with it.
BBC News - Highlands & Islands (Operation 'Joint Warrior') - 21st April 2012
Now, war games happen (love them or hate them) the military have to polish and hone their skills (fact) during the time the war games were taking
place the navy and airforce were very visible ... but there was no visible sign of army activity ... even though they knew they were there.
How could so many soldiers remain undetected in such a small place ?
One answer could be something my friend and I have theorized before and that is that there is an underground facility beneath Skye ... it's the only
logical explanation ... because whilst the soldiers themselves could easily have hidden themselves in the mountains and numerous caves around the
island they could not have hidden all their equipment and vehicles in the same manner ... and other than the ferry from Malaig and the road bridge to
the Kyle of Lochalsh there is no other way onto the island so army vehicles would have been seen coming over from the mainland ... they were not !
Before ending this first event information there was one other thing that happened ... unfortunately I have no way of proving it ... but it was
related to my friend by the islands farrier who had actually been at the old crofters cottage when he received the letter ...
A few days after the war games finished and normality returned to the island one of the old crofters received a letter from the MOD the envelope also
contained a cheque and the letter explained that it was to reimburse him for the food eaten and inconvinience that may have been caused by the SAS
soldier that had been living in his roof during the war games ... the old crofter hadn't known a thing. Comforting to know they are so good at what
they do ... but also scary that they are so good at what they do.
This event was unusual in it's own right but the things I discovered during my search for confirmation and extra information were quite shocking and
certainly add weight to the speculation that a secret base exists and there is much going on that is not admitted to.
The article I am about to quote is from the same source
BBC News - Highlands & Islands on the 25 / 5 / 2012
but I don't have a
direct link for it as it was sent to me as a copy in an email from my friend.
"A dummy torpedo used for training submarine crews sparked an emergency in a Highland village it emerged.
Guards at a defence contractor's site at the Kyle of Lochalsh raised the alarm after smoke was seen rising from the drone target on Tuesday (24th
Highlands and Islands Fire Service said the incident was dealt with professionally by localretained crew and the contractors staff.
Defence firm QinetiQ said a fault had with the devises battery was to blame.
A spokesman said the incident was dealt with within 30mins.
QinetiQ has launched an investigationinto the incident.
The MoD initially denied it and it only came to light because a local went to the papers.
The defence contractor's site where this took place is run by BUTEC and QinetiQ so I thought I'd see if there was anything of interest to find out
about them ... and I have to say I was amazed by what I discovered.
Ariel View Of The BUTEC / QinetiQ Facility
BUTEC - British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre
BUTEC are used to evaluate the sensors and aural emissions of British submarines ... operated on behalf of the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence
by QinetiQ ... must read - click on the link;
Defence Contractor's Site At The Kyle of Lochalsh
QinetiQ carry-out acoustic testing (aviation) amongst other things (but the real kicker comes from the following snippet of information) ... between
Oct 2006 - Jan 2008 one of the independent non-executive directors of QinetiQ's board was George Tenet (former Central Intelligence Agency
BUTEC / QinetiQ Facility
Interestingly BUTEC / QinetiQ have a facility on the Isle of Rona ... which just happens to be where the SAS base is.
Isle of Rona
I'm running out of characters so I'll post this as it stands and add the Third Event as a separate post.