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Maintenance on the Lighthouse
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Maintenance on the Lighthouse

3rd March 2005. The black paint has been stripped from the cupola exposing the copper underneath.
Picture added on 03 March 2005
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Is the Lighthouse still in operation or is it no longer required? I would be interested to know.
Added by Mary Mackay now Harrison on 04 March 2005
The lighthouse is still in operation, now completely automatic, like all lighthouses off the Scottish coastline, and controlled from Queen Street in Edinburgh. The former lighthouse keepers house, I understand, is a Research Centre studying dolphin activity, and operated by Aberdeen University.
Added by Clem Watson on 05 March 2005
Thank you for the information Clem I remember watching the Lighthouse at night completely mesmerised by its flashing and thinking "if it wasnt for that light there could be a shipwreck" and that was when I was only about 8 or 9. Its good to know that it is still in operation. Thanks again Clem
Added by Mary Mackay now Harrison on 05 March 2005
The lighthouse was built in 1846 by Alan Stevenson who was the uncle of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson. The cost of building it was around £3,030. The scaffolding in the picture would cost as much today!
Added by Campbell Ross on 08 March 2005
AS a child I lived on Saltburn Road in Invegordon & could see the light from my bedroom window, my dad was a postman & he used to meet the Cromarty boat to collect the mail from Albert.
Added by Liz Adam nee Askew on 05 July 2008
The light is no longer in operation, it was 'permanently discontinued' as from 28th February 2006.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 06 July 2008
Does any one know the fate of the lighthouse since it went on the market a year or so back? Did anyone buy it?
Added by Ann Hill on 08 July 2008
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