Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers: Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland

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In the 19th century, the Stevenson engineers pioneered marvelous lighthouses around the coasts of Scotland - lighthouses which inspire with their architectural elegance, and speak of compassion for sailors and fishermen risking their lives in these notoriously dangerous waters. But what was it actually like to be a Scottish lighthouse engineer, and how did the professional activities interact with social and economic conditions in Scotland at the time? How did the Northern Lighthouse Board's Engineer (almost invariably a ...

Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers: Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland 2017, Whittles Publishing, Caithness

ISBN-13: 9781849952651

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