The first thing that will strike you when you enter the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is the team of passionate, vibrant characters who keep our museum running. Whether you enjoy our shop, tea room, museum or castle, you’ll be greeted by experts in their fields who are passionate about the culture and heritage that the museum promotes.

Meet the team


Lynda McGuigan

Museum Manager

Lynda McGuigan is the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses’ Manager with overall responsibility for the whole site including the team, the Castle, the Lighthouse and the Museum itself. She has already been featured on the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Show in her work on promoting the Museum. Lynda is also currently completing a PhD on her private passion, Pictish Stones. Indeed, she’s even discovered lion images on the 19th Century ventilation covers in the Light Room that can be traced back to early mediaeval Pictish Stones. How cool is that?


Michael Strachan

Collections Manager

Michael is our Collections Manager and a published historian, responsible for displaying and taking care of our nationally-recognised Lighthouse Collection. We know he’s right for the job; he devotes his free-time to researching local history including our beloved Kinnaird Head.


Anna Watt

Collections Assistant

Anna is our Collections Assistant, precisely cataloguing our precious, nationally-recognised Lighthouse Collection. As well as her acute attention to detail, Anna is particularly talented at mimicking our Museum Manager which causes much general delight. “I’m fine hen, how are you?”


Caroline Taylor

Learning and Access Officer

As our Learning and Access Officer, Caroline ensures that the museum is attractive and accessible, bringing stories and information to a wider audience through community outreach and other projects. And her character? I like eating cake, reading books and devising zombie apocalypse plans involving the lighthouse.


Frances Thomson

Admin Assistant

Our Administration Assistant, Frances, enjoys keeping our paperwork to a minimum (we love that too). Outside of work, she can be found at the hairdressers (weekly!) or at Fraserburgh’s indoor bowling club.

Gayle Larmour

Catering Supervisor

Catering Supervisor.


Lesley Jennings

Tea Room Assistant

Not only does Lesley provide an excellent service, her degree in Marine Biology means she enjoys sharing information about the wildlife to be seen directly out of our Tea Room window! She is also a talented artist who enjoys capturing images of the Aurora Borealis on canvas.


Michael Cruickshank

Retail Manager

Michael is our Retail Manager with overall responsibility for the lovely Museum Shop, as well as being one of our Tour Guides. In his free time, he loves searching for and buying Horror Movies which means many hours of on and offline shopping! Open up movie stores, Michael’s on the way!

Elma Gibb

Elma Gibb

Retail Assistant

As well as providing excellent customer service as a Retail Assistant in our shop, Elma’s other role is within the Tourist Information Centre for Fraserburgh, which operates from our Museum Shop. Elma is also known to answer to the name Wilma (ask Betty). Elma, in her ‘free time’, also runs a dairy farm! And doesn’t like milk!?


Carol Smith

Retail Assistant

Like many in our team, Carol has two hats on when she comes to work, being both a Retail Assistant in our shop and a Tour Guide. She is also known to answer to the name Betty (ask Wilma) and loves coming to work! Carol’s motto: ‘Hard work never killed anyone but why take the risk?’



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We are an independent Charitable Trust (SCO23118) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (154337), dedicated to preserving the industrial and social history of Scottish Lighthouses. We are supported by Aberdeenshire Council and other partner organisations. You can support us too, by volunteering or giving a donation. Both are always highly appreciated.

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