If you read the comments then the whole point of white trig points and why becomes obvious…( thanks go to Neil 2MØNCM for the relevant info)
Now after my trip to activate Kings Seat in The Sidlaws, Ian WJZ had mentioned that possibly it had been done to enable surveyors to work in the dark, possible although I thought it only idiotic SOTA activators that worked the hills in the dark ( not me, fair weather activator ).
Roddy has sent me a photo of the Ben Donich Trig which looks as if it quite possibly was painted white at one point but no information as to it being white at any time.
I have occasionally linked in previous blog posts to a website Trigpointing UK that ‘enthusiasts’ apparently called ‘Trig Point Baggers’ record their visits, this could be an added part of our activating hobby but personally I like trig points as they give me something to lean on whilst I recover my breath hi hi( if you remember the one of me on Goat Fell.)
I’ve scoured the net finding links to Trig points that have been painted white but no definite information as to the reason why . If you come across anything please feel free to share with us what you find out.
Daily Telegraph article <HERE>
SMC article <HERE>
More Trig info <HERE>
Other links may follow…