Two designs feature on my Christmas and New Year Cards this year.
The first one is a black and white photograph of Ornsay Lighthouse taken from the Isle of Skye. Personally, I liked the snow in the background of this image.
The second was art work, I created the northern lights behind a drawing of Corsewall lighthouse.
Cards and other items can be viewed at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/FollowingTLites
Lighthouses and World War 1 and 2 Theme Exhibition starts 14 September with a static display of items. If you visit remember to scan the QR Code to find out about the items or visit the unique webpage.
The extended exhibition will include some new items from the Following The Lights Robert Louis Stevenson collection including the 1898 1st Edition book of A Lowden Sabbeth Morn, featuring illustrations by A. S. Boyd, to accompany this book, on display will be a large original ink illustration signed and created for this book by A. S. Boyd.
10th August 2018 will see the start of the photographic canvas exhibition and sale outside Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal Leith.
Visitors can view the selected canvas on display and if interested in purchasing the item can look the price up on the price list on the first pilar opposite Royal Yacht Britannia entrance then pay in cash at the Ocean Terminal shop called the DARK ROOM next door to ZIZZIS.
On the 18 and 19 August a special Lighthouse and Robert Louis Stevenson family archive exhibiton will take place at this same location. On display will be lighthouse artefacts as well as documents, book and photographs connected with Robert Louis Stevenson.
Thank you in advance to everyone for visiting the exhibtion.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the release of Following The Lights book, I decided to take my personal collection of lighthouse artefacts on tour.
Unknow to me at the time, the 12 of July also marked the date Robert Stevenson died 167 years ago, so in a strange way for me the event also celebrated his work, his life and his family.
Feedback from the near 200 visitors who travelled from as far as Singapore, USA, Canada and Europe informed me of the success of the event. Many of the items over 100 years old, brough gasps of surprise, and almost tears, from some of the stories connected with these unique and rare items, which shine a new light on a forgotton past from the lighthouse service and more around the British Isles.
The tour moves on now to the Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh where a selection of one off limited edition canvases have been produced and will be on sale for the very first time. These stunning unique items will only be availble at this event which runs from 10 August until 30 August 2018, try not to miss it!
To help celebrate, why not come and view some of the artefacts from my collection.
Join me for International Lighthouse weekend on 18 and 19 August 2018 at Ocean Terminal top floor outside the Royal Yacht Brittania, learn some of the history of Robert Louis Stevenson and his family and have a look at his mother and fathers photographs which are brought together for the first time since 1880.
The former keeper cottages at Davaar lighthouse are now available to rent.
Opening January 2019, FINGAL transforms into new luxury hotel. A new page with a link to the website for updates on FINGAL has now been added.
It's great to see more lighthouse cottages become available to holiday in! The latest additon being Noss Head near Wick Scotland, see the new weblink added on the website today. When I last visited the area, the cottages were empty having been part of the NLB automation. It's so great to see the building being brought back into use for future generations! Keeping the lights alive! Following The Lights.
Click here for weblink to Noss Head
The promotional exhibition and event listings along with a short video have now been produced informing of the dates and venues of 3 touring exhibitions. If you have not already seen them follow the links to the following the lights Youtube Channel and Facebook or Twitter pages.
Following The Lights Exhibition will be on display at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Indistrial Life Main Building.
The event will start September the 14th and will run until October 24th 2018. The theme is the Lighthouses and the World at War. Come and see the unique exhibits on display and a glimps into the past. A Royal Navy Sailor from 1911 who purchased a postcard while serving on the home front fleet, sends the postcard that displays a Scottish lighthouse to his family, find out what happens next, the journy continues on this amazing lifeline story. With documents, and details shining light on a facinating story.
I recieved a message with some intersting information relating to the different names of lighthouses. Scurdie Ness lighthouse has had several name changes, since it was built around about 1870. First called MONTROSE NESS, then changed to SCURDY NESS, and finally changed to SCURDIE NESS. Having looked at some of my very early postcards posted to the former keepers families I can see that this is the case. Some of my postcards from the lighthouse keepers families will feature in my new exhibition and date from the late 1800 and early 1900s, including postcards that were sent to the first keeper stationed after the Flannen Isles Mystery. (Thank you to Harald for getting in contact).
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