20th Anniversary of Automation

The Museum is planning a special event to mark the 20th anniversary of the automation of Scotland’s last manned lighthouse. Fair Isle South was converted to automatic operation on 31st March 1998.

To mark the occasion, the old lighthouse tower of Kinnaird Head will be brought back into operation and manned by ex-keepers for 24 hours! The old light will be switched on at 8pm on Friday 30th March 2018, and extinguished at 8pm on Saturday 31st March!

The Museum will be open for the full 24 hours the light is exhibited, giving a unique chance for visitors to experience a working lighthouse being manned! Tours of the lighthouse will run through the evening!

We are still looking for ex-keepers to come forward and help us out!

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