Sunday, 6 January 2013

Lighthouse Spotlight

Here is an aerial view of Ushenish Lighthouse on the east coast of South Uist. It is not easy to reach on a mainly pathless route from Lochskipport to the north. The lighthouse was built in 1857 by David and Thomas Stevenson and was among the first to be fully automated, in 1970. It was then that the keepers' houses were demolished. A photograph of the solid rock foundation taken by Ian Cowe, who walked there, taking some two-and-half hours, is a compelling image.Although getting there can be arduous, a way that will be stimulating as well as relaxing for those on board is the Northern Light Charters' cruise to the Lighthouses of the Western Isles, departing from Oban on Tuesday 6 August.

Scottish Islands Explorer - accessible and keen on access

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