History week…

Monday 24th January comments: The Isle of May has a rich and deep history dating back to the seventh century with even a hint of Bronze Age settlements. There are stories of monks and hermits, ghosts and shipwrecks, all as fascinating as the next. However some stories stand out more than others and this week we’ll bring you some of them, focusing on the history of the Isle, starting off with its lighthouse stories…

Lighthouses were designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses to serve as navigational aids to sailors around the U.K. waters. They generally mark the most dangerous and hazardous coastline around the UK and the Isle of May falls very much into that bracket. The island stands at the mouth of the Firth of Forth and has three lighthouses; the Beacon, Scotland’s first ever lighthouse built in 1636, whilst the impressive Stevenson lighthouse was constructed in 1816. A third lighthouse, known as the low light was constructed in 1844.

Each lighthouse has its own story and history to tell as they shaped the Isle of May. Starting with tomorrow’s blog, we’ll bring you the story of each lighthouse starting with the Beacon. It’ll make fascinating reading…

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to History week…

  1. Pingback: History week… - 𓅛 Pumilo

Comments are closed.