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75. Garelochhead, Argyll. (NS 268 925)

Army Training Estate training area that includes a number of exercise areas. The area compromises over 13 square miles of woodland and moorland and stretches northwards from Shandon, around Garelochhead, past the Glen Mallan[77] jetty and two thirds of the way towards Arrochar on the A814. There is also a small training area to the west of the village, between the Gareloch and Loch Long.

Activities that take place on the training area involve assault courses, water based activities, parachuting and live firing at Glen Fruin. Grenade and mortar firing is also permitted on the range. The Ministry of Defence uses the 8,820-acre site for 'Balkan style' training, as the moorland, forest and mountains are similar to terrain found in the former Yugoslavia. It is used by infantry and transport units for off-road and amphibious training. The Garelochhead camp can accommodate 500 personnel whilst a smaller camp at Strone 130. The training area at Strone is used for Fighting in Built-Up Areas (FIBUA) training.

 

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