Keeping You Informed

We’re committed to keeping our local community and members of the public informed and want to hear from you if you have any concerns or questions about the Range or Range activity.

In addition to this website, we offer information through our email alerts. We also attend the Township meetings so this is another opportunity for you to ask us questions.

For general enquiries or to report concerns, our Careline is a freephone 0800 0561630 or you can email us at

We want to continue to improve our communications and would welcome any suggestions that you may have.

By providing your email address, you acknowledge you are providing consent to the processing of your personal data by QinetiQ Ltd for the purpose of providing you with advance alert notification of activities on the MOD Hebrides range and in accordance with QinetiQ Group Privacy Notice. You can withdraw your consent at any time, to unsubscribe from these alerts, please email

Range Activity Programme

Notice of Range Activity

  • The Range will be ACTIVE/INACTIVE during the following times and dates.

Launch Area 1 Launch Area 2 Launch Area 3 Inshore Offshore
31/07/20 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800
01/08/20 Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
02/08/20 Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
03/08/20 Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
04/08/20 Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
05/08/20 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800
06/08/20 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800
07/08/20 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800 1000-1800
08/08/20 Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
09/08/20 Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
  • The Land and Inshore Sea Danger Areas are shown on the maps.
  • By Land: all are warned that it is Dangerous to pass any line of Red Warning Boards, Red Flags and when the RED BEACONS are lit.
  • By Sea: Do Not enter the Sea Danger Area when RED FLAGS are hoisted or RED BEACONS lit.
  • The RED BEACONS will be switched on and FLASH 30 minutes before firing begins and during the Activity.
  • Should firing finish earlier than forecast, flags will be lowered and the beacons switched off.
  • Any queries concerning entry into the Range may be made by telephone to BENBECULA (01870) 604554/604449.

Advance Alert Service

QinetiQ is always looking for ways to improve communications between the Range at MOD Hebrides and the public and we often receive requests for details of our forthcoming Range Activity Programme. We have responded by introducing an Advance Alert Service which provides advance notice of those activities which may be more perceptible to you from time to time.

Although we will endeavor to notify you when such activities are scheduled, please note that they are subject to weather conditions and operational requirements. Any one, or a combination of these factors, may mean that the activity has to be postponed and rescheduled at short notice and it may not always be possible to provide you with an updated schedule of work.

Register for the Alert Service

If you would like to register for the Alert Service, please e-mail your request to At present this service is only available via e-mail. The e-mail address that you use to send your confirmation will be used as the contact address for future alerts.

The Range Activity Programme can also be found here.

Please note: QinetiQ conducts work at MOD Hebrides on behalf of the MOD, under contract with the Secretary of State for Defence. Because of the nature of the work, QinetiQ is limited as to the level and detail of information it can provide in these communications.

Any advance alerts and weekly Range Activity Programme information has been generated for the purposes of informing the public as to QinetiQ’s scheduled operations at the MOD Hebrides Range and it is acknowledged that the information may be included in other websites and publications. Please note that QinetiQ does not accept responsibility for, or endorse, any independent website or publication which features this information.