Wick Radio

Wick Radio, established in 1908 as a communications station for the Grand Fleet when it re-located to Scapa Flow in Orkney.Mather_0041_Heritage Centre Radio Station

After WW1 it became a Post Office Station legend has it that in 1912 the station picked up an SOS message from the Titanic.

Over the years it became the busiest Radio Station in the UK with a staff of 40 working 24/7 and controlling all of the North Sea and most of the north Atlantic maritime traffic. Digital communication became the norm and the Station closed in 2000 and its equipment was donated for display in the Wick Heritage Museum