Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers

B O E K B E S P R E K I N G by: Frank NEYTS

Recently Whittles Publishing released ‘Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers. Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland’, by Paul A. Lynn. In the 19th century, the Stevenson engineers pioneered marvelous lighthouses around the coast of Scotland – lighthouses which inspire with the architectural elegance, and speak of compassion for sailors and fishermen risking their lives in notoriously dangerous waters. The author reveals the fascinating story of the Stevensons as family members as well as engineers – brilliant yet fallible, tough yet vulnerable, with private lives that are little known. The reader is taken to a chain of Stevenson lighthouses on the Orkney and Shetland Islands, finally travelling to Muckle Flugga, the northernmost outpost of the British Isles, a vicious rock on which David and Thomas Stevenson dared to build their ‘impossible lighthouse’.

This book is fascinating and a ‘must’ for all maritime enthusiasts and lighthouse-lovers!

Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers” (ISBN 978-1-84995-265-1) is issued as a paperback. The book counts 118 pages and costs £16.99 or $24.95. The book can be ordered via every good book shop, or directly with the publisher, Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath Mill, Dunbeath, Cairness IKW6 6EG, Scotland (UK), e-mail: ,




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