Thursday, 10 May 2012

Keeping the Lights On...

Seafari Adventures Oban assisting in replacing the lenses on lighthouse
Lowering the delicate lighthouse lenses from the Lighthouse
As part of living and working in the most beautiful parts of Scotland, some of our members get up to the most unusual of jobs.

This is definitely the case for the guys at Seafari Adventures (Oban) last week when assisted the Northern Lighthouse Board, who are responsible for running and maintaining the lighthouse of the Scotland and the Isle of Man to safely extract the antique glass lights from Rubha nan Gall lighthouse, just round the coast from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

The lighthouse was built in 1857 by the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson and became automated in 1960. The glass was being removed and will preserved in a special exhibition.

You can read all about the adventure on Seafari Oban's blog