The Light Tower

News regarding the local Lighthouse.


Pictorial Diary of the Light Tower Refurbishment

On Monday 2nd of February 2009 work commenced on the Light Tower with Balfour Beatty erecting the scaffolding.

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Article from Forth Sight - October 2008

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The Old Harbour Light Tower Refurbishment

Designed by Robert Stevenson and re-erected in 1817 from the adjacent Signal house that previously housed the lightroom which was installed on top of the outer staircase in 1812. February 2009 saw the start of the refurbishment work on the Light Tower.

The 2nd of February 2009 saw the project commence with the erection of all necessary…

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The Lighthouse

Built between 1810 and 1813 by John Rennie.

In 1811 the Ferry Passage was used by 1,515 carriages, 13,154 horses, 18,057 cows, 25,151 sheep, 2,615 dogs and 5,520 barrel bulk – not to mention people accompanying all of these!

The landing points and primitive piers were however really just slipways and there was no…

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