Monday, 6 June 2011
This image is of the original coal-fired lighthouse constructed on Little Cumbrae in the middle of the 18th Century. The coals were lit at the top of the tower and warned shipping of dangers. The only problem was that heavy rain would put the fire and light out. This somewhat haphazard arrangement lasted for 42 years until a new lighthouse, employing then up-to-date technologies was introduced. Time, indeed, makes ancient good uncouth.
Scottish Islands Explorer - lighting up islands