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For the Safety of All: The Story of Scotland’s Lighthouses

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FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781849173100
RRP: £25.00
PAGES: 224
PUBLICATION DATE: October 8, 2020

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For the Safety of All: The Story of Scotland’s Lighthouses

By (author) Donald S Murray

Lighthouses punctuate Scotland’s coastline – a stoic presence on the edge ofthe landscape. Since the earliest of these hardy structures were raised, they have been a lifeline for seafarers at the mercy of treacherous weather and uncertain navigation.The lighthouse is now one of many maritime resources which converge ‘for thesafety of all’. But we are still drawn to the solitary life of the keeper, the beautyof the lens of the lamp and the calm reassurance of a flashing light on a distantshore.Donald S Murray explores Scotland’s lighthouses through history, storytellingand the voices of the lightkeepers. From ancient beacons to the work of theStevensons and the Northern Lighthouse Board, and from wartime strife toautomation and preservation, the lighthouses stand as a testament to the nation’s innate connection to the sea.Published in partnership between HES and NLB.

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