Cold War bunker to re-open
A SECRET Cold War nuclear bunker which was considered the “first defence against the Russians” will open to the public.
The historic bunker in Barnton Quarry, near Edinburgh, was built in the 50s amid fears of Soviet power – and remained a secret until the 80s.
Deep underground in Corstorphine Hill, four miles from the capital, it could accommodate 400 politicians.
It served as Sector Operations Centre for co-ordinating RAF fighter jets and protected Scotland from attack by Russian long-range nuclear bombers until about 1960.
Amateur historian Grant More, 38, volunteered his time to help open the bunker to the public.
He said: “I grew up in the area and am a bunker nut. I used to play around the site of the Barnton Quarry as a kid.
“It’s an important part of our national heritage.”
The bunker will be open to the public on September 29 and 30 as part of Doors Open Day 2018.
SECRET Nuclear bunker