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Public Safety

We are committed to working with our stakeholders to keep members of the public informed of any issues or activities that may affect them. Local residents, businesses and visitors to the area need to be aware of the hazardous nature of activities conducted on the Range. They are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the restrictions imposed regarding access and health and safety.

Information for Local Communities

It is dangerous to pass any line of Red Warning Boards, Red Flags and when the RED BEACONS are lit.

Information for Mariners

For safety, parts of the Range Danger Area are temporarily cleared of shipping during firings.

Information for Pilots

Due to the hazardous nature of the work carried out at MOD Hebrides Ranges, Air Danger Areas are established in the airspace above and to the west of the Uists, when any of the Ranges EGD701A to EGD701Z inclusive are active.

Unidentified Objects

Due to the hazardous nature of activities that are conducted by QinetiQ at MOD Hebrides Ranges, there is a minor risk that vessels may from time to time discover unidentified objects which may include Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).