following the lights
The latest Following The Lights exhibition has been set up today (March 16, 2019) and will be supporting the local community at St Abbs Head Visitor Centre for the whole of the season along with the St Abbs Head RNLI, nice to hear about the filming in the local area for the new BBC Blue Planet live.
The exhibition will be starting on the 1 April 2019 at St Abbs Head Visitor Centre for the opening day of the season. This will be the longest exhibition so far a total of six months, running until October 2019. The exhibition will be complete with rotational items, changing every few weeks, new items have been added to the collection and have not been seen on public display. Come along to see the film location of the new Marvel Avengers movie! Take your selfie picture with the lighthouse keepers uniform and hat on, post to the social media pages, see the new exhibition items never before seen at any of the previous Following The Lights exhibitions, including rare items from the Clyde Lighthouse Trust (not in any museums) and the collection of Fresnel Lens including 3rd and 5th order! Short videos will allow you to learn some interesting facts about the local lighthouse, along with some hands on learning with stereoscopic cards displaying the Stevenson lighthouses and Edinburgh in the 1800s. Touch and hold the actual granite and blonde sandstone stone used in the building of two of the Scottish Stevenson lighthouses dating back to the 1800s when the stone was quarried and the stone masons worked their magic! This is sure to be the best way to spend the summer! With boat trips along the coast from the harbour to view the St Abbs Head lighthouse from the sea this is the location for your day out! Following The Lights books are available to purchase from the visitor centre shop, along with unique limited edition lighthouse canvas and greetings cards with all proceeds from sales going direct to support the local RNLI. Plan you dates in advance, please help spread the word and remember to keep Following The Lights!