If anyone would like to go on a tour of Cromarty Lighthouse on Friday 11th September, the chaps at the Lighthouse have very kindly agreed to provide a talk and a tour of the lighthouse field station as well as a brief chat about their work. As they are preparing for a Highland Open Doors session on the Sat 12th there will be access to the lighthouse itself which the public don’t normally get to see.
Cromarty Lighthouse was built by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson, and operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board from 1842 until it was de-commissioned in 2005. Overlooking John Smeaton’s 18th century harbour, the Lighthouse Tower, Keeper’s Cottage and Old Buoy Store are now used for marine research and teaching by the University of Aberdeen.
Anyone wishing to go on the tour of the lighthouse should email the organisers at: firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and be prepared to meet outside the Lighthouse by 7.30pm on the Friday.