Conservation in action…

Wednesday 13th September comments: Conservation comes in many forms and on the Isle of May we boast Scotland’s oldest (and first!) Lighthouse; a beacon which had a coal burning fire basket on the top floor constructed in 1636 (to put it into context Charles I was the King of England at the time).

The building has weathered the storms of time (quite literally) but it sometimes needs a helping hand. In recent months the beacon has been stripped of its white render and conservation work to restore the building has been undertaken by a combined Northern Lighthouse Board and Historic Scotland team.

The final phase of the operation is approaching as the building is being re-rendered and hopefully by early October, we should have a white gleaming beacon once again (for the first time since 2015). Its not just the wildlife we conserve on here but the important buildings alongside. All part of the day job…

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