Secret MoD listening station in Fife you never knew existed to become family home

Plans to convert a former MoD listening station in Fife station into a private home have been approved.

Monday, 12th October 2020, 12:33 pm
The former listening station in Cupar
The former listening station in Cupar

The building at Hawklaw Road, Cupar, dates from the 1940s - and much of its work remains classified to this day.

At its peak, it employed 120 people, but the building has been empty since the 1980s.

An application from Mr & Mrs G. Beaton to make the changes has now been approved by Fife Council.

Inside the former listening station

They were given the green light to turn the former wireless telegraphy station into a home.

The local authority also approved a proposal to build a log cabin on the site.

They bought the land in 2012 and had been looking at various options before opting to turn it into a private residence.

How the buildiing could look after conversion work

Previous applicants had made several unsuccessful bids to turn it into a children’s holiday centre in 1996, and a nursing home in 1997, and private homes.

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