Scotland: Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse marks the most westerly point of the British mainland.

And it’s a REALLY remote little place. The road out there is single-track for miles and miles and miles, narrow and windy, through boggy lonely plains.

Then, the lighthouse.
Built in 1849, 36 meters high.
The uncle of writer Robert Louis Stevenson, Alan Stevenson, built this remarkable structure – the designing of lighthouses runs in the family, they did that job for 150 years, designing most of the Scottish lighthouses during that period!
In former times, a lighthouse keeper and an assistant lived out there with their families, but today, the lighthouse is fully automated and lights the way, night by night.

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~ by Simone on May 6, 2010.

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