Ben Nevis - sun recorder Fort William Observatory

Met Office1884/1904

Met Office

Met Office
Exeter, United Kingdom

From 1883 to 1904 scientists lived and worked year round at the summit of Ben Nevis. For comparison weather observations were also made at low level in Fort William. This photograph may show Angus Rankin with sun recorder Fort William Observatory. The observations made at Fort William and the intermediate stations helped put the mountain top data in context and improve the quality and significance of the Ben Nevis research.


  • Title: Ben Nevis - sun recorder Fort William Observatory
  • Creator: Met Office
  • Date Created: 1884/1904
  • Location Created: National Meteorological Archive
  • Physical Dimensions: TIF
  • Rights: Crown Copyright

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps