Parliament praise for Ardnamurchan lighthouse project

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The recently completed £290,000 upgrade of the Ardnamurchan lighthouse in Lochaber has been highlighted in a Scottish Parliament motion.

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston submitted a motion in the parliament last week recognising the efforts of members of the local community and support from funders.

‘It is really good to know that access for visitors to this remarkable structure has been enhanced by this work,’ he said.

‘The Ardnamurchan lighthouse is a fine example of something that is both supremely functional and also outstanding due to its design and build qualities.

‘It’s no surprise that the lighthouse was designed by a member of the famous Stevenson family who did so much to make our coastline safer for seafarers.

‘Alan Stevenson, who designed the Ardnamurchan lighthouse, was responsible for building 13 lighthouses in and around Scotland while he was chief engineer for the Northern Lighthouse Board between 1843 and 1853.

‘The lighthouse has stood guard for more than 150 years at the end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula and I am sure that it will continue to delight and inspire visitors for many years to come.

‘And that is largely due to the efforts of those whose have worked so hard to maintain and protect this landmark for future generations, and great credit must go to everyone who has worked to make that happen.’