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Also known as: Innerwick / RAF Skateraw / RFC Skateraw / Skateraw Landing Ground
County: East Lothian
Current Status: Farmland
Date: January 1917 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 30 January)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 77 Squadron initially had Skateraw available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit switched to using Avro 504Ks at the beginning of 1918, these aircraft remaining in service after the end of fighting. Since then the agricultural field layout has significantly changed with surrounding new road systems, largely to do with the nearby Torness nuclear power station, but the eastern boundary of Skateraw can still just be discerned.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • East Lammermuir Community Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • East Lothian Life





Main unit(s) present:

  • No 77 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque at Skateraw, unveiled on 11th November 2018.undefined

Courtesy of Pauline Jaffray and Stephen Hinde Photography.


26 June 2019


ABCT Skateraw Airfield memorial plaque alongside public car park north of hamlet, looking south-east across part of airfield, 26 June 2019.


Looking east across Skateraw, with Torness nuclear power station in the background, 26 June 2019.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Penston II / Turnhouse

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

New Haggerston / Penston II / Whiteburn

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