NORTH Ayrshire Council’s heritage team has launched their latest exhibition ‘Following the Lights’ - the story of Scottish Lighthouses.

Open to the public between now and Wednesday, June 29, this unique exhibition tells the fascinating history of Scotland’s lighthouses.

It also celebrates the dedicated people who maintain them and shines the spotlight on some of the most famous pioneers of lighthouse engineering history, including the family of Robert Louis Stevenson who were Scottish lighthouse designers and engineers.

The exhibition is a partner event for Year of Stories 2022 with Visit Scotland – celebrating the captivating stories of lighthouses, light vessels and Stevenson’s famous Lighthouse Engineers.

Rhona Arthur, head of services, commented: “North Ayrshire Heritage staff are delighted to announce the arrival of the ‘Following the Lights’ exhibition which belongs to lighthouse enthusiast Peter Gellatly, a lecturer from Lanarkshire, who has spent years amassing this renowned collection of rare and fascinating lighthouse artefacts, memorabilia, original letters, paintings and photographs.

“If you are interested in learning more about the history of these remarkable buildings or discovering some unique lighthouse curiosities while celebrating the admirable work of the lighthouse service, why not pop along with friends and family and help us to celebrate the work and legacy of our lighthouse service.”

The exhibition is open at the North Ayrshire Heritage Centre in Saltcoats on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm.

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