SCOTTISH ISLAND ADVENTURE
We are delighted to announce our first ever Scottish Island Exhibition.
Working in collaboration with North Ayrshire Heritage and Culture and the Garrison House Museum Isle of Cumbrae the exhibition will continue the Visit Scotland Theme year with Year of Stories 2022.
The exhibition will feature the original Fresnel Lens used at the Clyde Lighthouse Trust lighthouse Little Cumbrae and is the first time an original former lighthouse lens from Clyde Lighthouse Trust will feature as part of the exhibition. Together with photographs, colour archive video and artefacts, the lighthouse keepers stories and that of their families will be told. Items on display from the Following The Lights collection include Trinity House artefacts as well as Clyde Lighthouse Trust and Northern Lighthouse Board artefacts.
The start date for the exhibition will be Friday 15 July and will run until further notice.
We also hope to bring the celebrated International Lighthouse Weekend in August to the exhibition so keep a look at our social media pages and website for future details of this event.
We are now taking bookings to host your own exhibition for free using our extensive artefact collection,
If you are interested please see our webpage for contact details of complete this form using the link below.
Delighted to announce the wonderful addition to the exhibitions this year and the latest feat of model engineering, that is the Bell Rock Model Lighthouse. Designed and constructed by Bravo Delta Models.
The journey started back in late 2018, with developments underway quickly the designs were flowing. Then by late 2019 the Covid19 pandemic struck bringing the project to a halt. By March 2020 there was a time when it was touch and go for the project and it looked as if it would never be completed.
As this was such a rare opportunity for the team at Bravo Delta Models to bring such an iconic lighthouse of this size from design to construction, they kept in contact while the months passed and they were furloughed.
The next update to the project came with more bad news, global supply issues with shipping containers and as such paint shortages struct the company. With the lack of paint the project was due to remain an unfinished work, while we again discussed what to do. We decided to put a hold on the project once more while we waited to see how things would develop due to the Covid19 Pandemic and the postponement of any exhibitions too.
In late 2021 the news was looking more positive for the team, and as time slowly passed, the news of the paint delivery meant the project could now be completed.
Spring 2022, the model was now ready for packing and shipping, being dispatched direct to our first exhibition venue in 2 years at Saltcoats Heritage Centre Scotland where it is now in place taking centre stage on a hardwood base.
We would like to thank everyone on the team at Bravo Delta Models for all the work that went into creating this exceptional Model Lighthouse.
Northern Lighthouse Board – Bravo Delta Models
Before and After Construction
On Display at Saltcoats Heritage Centre
Scotland's Year of Stories will spotlight, celebrate and promote the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland.
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We are delighted to announce our first exhibition since 2019 and our partner event Year of Stories 2022 with Visit Scotland. Celebrating the stories of lighthouses, light vessels and the famous Stevenson Lighthouse Engineers.
In association with North Ayrshire Heritage and Culture venue the Heritage Centre, Manse Street, Saltcoats. Our exhibition will run for 86 days featuring a unique collection of artefacts telling you the stories of the lighthouses, the staff and the engineers.
Highlights include never before seen colour video footage of Clyde Lighthouse Trust lighthouse keepers and their families at Little Cumbrae Lighthouse, a full 1hr guided tour of the history on board Scotland’s Last Lightship North Carr and signed books, photographs and letters by the famous Stevenson Engineers. Learn stories about Alan Stevenson and what he was doing during his second year as apprentice engineer working in Scotland, learn about the illustrator who created the art for Robert Louis Stevenson, and many other stories.
You will also enjoy the world’s latest Bell Rock Lighthouse construction, an amazing feat of model engineering construction of this famous lighthouse almost 6ft high, created specifically for the exhibition in collaboration with Littledart England to celebrate 211 years of the Bell Rock Lighthouse. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition at Saltcoats. The exhibition runs from 04 April 2022 until 28 June 2022.
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