It was a unique experience. Visitors were able climb the tower up to the parapet, see the lightroom and look around the living quarters.
Visitors climbing the spiral staircase
It was possible to see some of the ornate furnishings
Scotlands first lighthouse was opened up and staff were present to tell its story
It is certainly a great view from the top of the Mainlight
For the more adventurous it was possible to climb the Lowlight Tower
This event was planned and promoted with the help of Fife Council as part of their ‘Doors Open Day.’ Many thanks to the Northern Lighthouse Board staff who were there to answer questions on the day.
David counting the roosting gulls from the North Horn
On your next visit to the island you may notice that the North Horn is getting a new coat of paint. SNH are responsible for the horns and the Lowlight.
Our last event of the year on the 25th September will be to celebrate the seals on the island. Experts from the Sea Mammal Research Unit will be present to take a close look at these animals. The Isle of May is the forth largest seal colony in the UK.