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DAB Transmitters

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many new DAB digital radio transmitters were built in the period (a) 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004, (b) 1st January to 31 December 2005 and (c) 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006; and what the location is of each transmitter built in each period in Scotland. (119183)

The information requested is as follows:

Number of new DAB transmitters

(a) 2004


(b) 2005


(c) 2006


In 2004, six new DAB transmitters commenced a service in Scotland. These were at Mounteagle (Inverness), Craigkelly (Edinburgh), Durris (Aberdeen), Meldum (North Aberdeenshire), Kirkton Mailer (Perth) and Darvel (Kilmarnock). Additionally a transmitter came into service at Sandale, near Carlisle, which serves Dumfrieshire as well as Cumbria.

No new DAB transmitters came into service in Scotland in either 2005 or 2006.

Responsibility for transmitters (including building) rests with the broadcasters themselves.