Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kinnaird Head

Scotland's first lighthouse was officially installed on December 1, 1787.  Thomas Smith, the father-in-law of Robert Stevenson, who went on to build a family business out of lighthouses, gets credit for this installation.

Stevenson decided to destroy the lighthouse in 1824, but according to Historic Scotland, intervention on the part of Sir Walter Scott probably changed his mind http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/es/propertyresults/propertyabout.htm?PropID=PL_186&PropName=Kinnaird%20Head%20Castle%20Lighthouse%20And%20Museum.

Further history on this lighthouse is available at: http://www.nlb.org.uk/ourlights/history/kinnaird.htm

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