Feeds

For sale: Dr No's Scottish bunker complex

Lounge, 2 bedrooms, 9,000 sq ft subterranean lair

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

Aspiring Bond villains looking for a "truly unique property" with space for the usual world domination paraphernalia, such as big models of Fort Knox, spacecraft-eating rocket ships and so forth, should check out this Aberdeenshire des res:

The Guard House surface building

Nice gaff, but the real interest lies beneath the surface, because "adjoining the house is a subterranean structure which is believed to have been constructed as a military facility in the 1950’s as a military command centre and operated until approximately 1985".

The blurb elaborates: "The access is adjacent to the lodge and then descends almost 18 metres by a narrow sloping corridor. It then transcends into a labyrinth of rooms with one area reflecting a Second World War plotting centre or something out of the James Bond movie Dr No."

In total, you're looking at a "vast underground facility" of around 9,000 sq ft, complete with plotting room, accommodation, toilet, kitchen and, essentially, a "safe room" protected by "huge steel doors".

Views of the bunker

The estate agent says: "It is intriguing to consider what private use in this day and age such a vast underground facility could be utilised for."

Well, we're sure Reg readers can come up with some suggestions, and while you're pondering that, here's some background on the facility.

Built in 1953, it was a Centimetric Early Warning radar station designed to "provide coverage of the North Sea and north coast of Scotland, and give advance warning of the approach of any potential threats".

The building was taken out of commission in 1978, and sadly for would-be Blofelds, the five radar installations were removed, Accordingly, you'll have to add the cost of your own system to warn of approaching autogyros to the suggested price of £250k+. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to Christopher Cook for the tip-off.

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.