The Scottish Locators PSK Award Series (SCLPA) was devised by the European PSK Club (EPC) on 12th September 2009. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for contacts with amateur radio stations from various Maidenhead Grid Squares located in Scotland, or partly covered its territory. The system used is the Maidenhead Locator System. This forms the basis of the SCLPA award series.

An instrument of the Maidenhead Locator System (named after the town outside London where it was first conceived by a meeting of European VHF managers in 1980), a grid square measures 1° latitude by 2° longitude and measures approximately 70 - 100 miles in the continental Europe. A grid square is indicated by two letters (the field) and two numbers (the square), as in IO75, the grid square within which MM0EPC, Scottish EPC Club Station, resides.

SCLPA III, SCLPA II, and SCLPA I Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under these Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted or monitored amateur radio stations from 5, 10, and 15 grid squares respectively on B(Q)PSK31, B(Q)PSK63, and B(Q)PSK125 modes. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Each grid square counts only once. Contacts made to claim SCLPA awards have no time or date restrictions.

Please make sure that the «GRIDSQUARE» field in your ADIF log contains the Maidenhead Grid Square for each contacted station from Scotland. This is a mandatory requirement to make able the manager's software to check your application correctly.

The territory of Scotland is covered by 23 Maidenhead Grid Squares (Locators) as listed in the table below. Please use this SCLPA Map as a visual aids. Please note that Rockall Island is located in the north Atlantic Ocean, 461.5 kilometres from Ardnamurchan Point, the nearest point on the Scottish mainland. Rockall Island is not shown on the map, and its grid square is IO37.


Land Territory Description

Latitude Longitude
IO37 Rockall Island 57° - 58° N 12° - 14° W
IO57 Saint Kilda Islands 57° - 58° N 08° - 10° W
IO65 Isles of Islay, Jura (south west) 55° - 56° N 06° - 08° W
IO66 Isles of Colonsay, Coll, Eigg, Iona, Muck, Mull (west), Rum (south), Tiree, Ulva 56° - 57° N 06° - 08° W
IO67 Isles of Barra (north), Lewis and Harris (south), North Uist, Skye (west), South Uist 57° - 58° N 06° - 08° W
IO68 Isles of Flannan, Great Bernera, Lewis and Harris (north) 58° - 59° N 06° - 08° W
IO69 Sula Sgeir Island 59° - 60° N 06° - 08° W
IO74 Dumfries and Galloway (south west) 54° - 55° N 04° - 06° W
IO75 South West Mainland (Glasgow), Isles of Ailsa Craig, Arran, Bute, Sanda 55° - 56° N 04° - 06° W
IO76 Central and West Mainland, Isles of Jura (north), Lismore, Mull (east), Scarba 56° - 57° N 04° - 06° W
IO77 Central and South Highland, Isles of Rona (east), Scalpay (east), Skye (east) 57° - 58° N 04° - 06° W
IO78 North West Highland 58° - 59° N 04° - 06° W
IO79 North Rona and Sule Skerry Islands 59° - 60° N 04° - 06° W
IO84 Dumfries and Galloway (south east) 54° - 55° N 02° - 04° W
IO85 South East Mainland (Edinburgh) 55° - 56° N 02° - 04° W
IO86 East Mainland (Dundee, Perth), Bass Rock, Isles of Craigleith, Fidra, Inchkeith, May 56° - 57° N 02° - 04° W
IO87 North East Mainland (Aberdeen, Elgin) 57° - 58° N 02° - 04° W
IO88 North East Highland (Thurso, Wick), Orkney Islands (south) 58° - 59° N 02° - 04° W
IO89 Orkney Islands (north) 59° - 60° N 02° - 04° W
IO97 West Aberdeenshire (Peterhead) 57° - 58° N 00° - 02° W
IO99 Fair Island, Shetland Islands (Sumburgh Head) 59° - 60° N 00° - 02° W
IP80 Foula Island 60° - 61° N 02° - 04° W
IP90 Shetland Islands (central and north) 60° - 61° N 00° - 02° W

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