North Ronaldsay Lighthouse

I will be showing ‘North Ronaldsay Lighthouse’ (below) as part of Cary Welling’s exhibition ‘Art We Like’ at Northlight in Stromness. The show opens next Saturday 7 April and runs until 25 April. The gallery is open 11-1 and 2-5 Closed Sundays.

Built by Robert Stevenson’s son Alan, the Lighthouse was first lit in 1854. It is the oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland and the tallest land based one in the UK. The associated buildings now house the island’s wool mill where the North Ronaldsay sheep fleeces are processed, a visitor centre and cafe (lovely homemade chocolates made by Mark Holbrook), and the keeper’s cottages can be hired. The lighthouse was automated in 1998 and you can climb the 176 steps to the lenses with former keeper Billy Muir who runs tours.

I’m looking forward to visiting the island in August for the North Ronladsay Sheep Festival.

The photograph is printing on photorag with archival inks (limited edition of 2) frame size 45x60cm. £180

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The foghorn station is the last working one in Scotland.

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and Happy Easter! here’s a North Ronaldsay lamb.