Shetland amenity trust bressay lighthouse

It has been suggested that this is Jonah. The notable red horn was removed, but the building that housed the siren is still in place and now houses a radar mast, and the five pressurised air tanks are still in place. There was a lengthy correspondence with the Board of Trade and the Elder Brethren of Trinity House, regarding the cost of building the lighthouse and obtaining approval to plans and specifications, but work was eventually commenced on the stonework etc in February However, there was a seamless transfer of the provision of an aid to navigation for Bressay Sound.

The Board and the Port Authority considered the best possible solution to ensure the continued safety of the mariner in these waters. The two Assistant Keepers cottages have been refurbished and are available on short-term lease.

The Loch of Grimsetter is a haven for waders and whooper swans. On the 12 September the light, which has been operational for over years picture on the left by Phillip Capper, via Wikimedia Commonswas permanently discontinued by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Instead of the 23 mile light shining from the original Stevenson Shetland amenity trust bressay lighthouse a new 10 mile light is now provided by Lerwick Port Authority. The former lighthouse tower was transferred into the ownership of the Shetland Amenity Trust in June and the Board no longer have an involvement with the property at Bressay.

The Board of Trade conveyed sanction in a letter to the Commissioners dated 14 November At 11 square miles 28 km2Bressay is the fifth largest island in Shetland.

The light was first lit on the night of 31 August Rather than the Lerwick Port Authority taking over the existing Stevenson structure they opted to erect a new light structure, which exhibits a 10 mile LED light showing the same character of flashing every 20 seconds.

The Engine and Radio room are to be turned into a Heritage Centre. Rather than the Port Authority taking over the existing Stevenson structure they opted to erect a new light structure, which exhibits a 10 mile LED light showing the same character of flashing 2 every 20 seconds.

The Bressay Church building is located close to the Marina, near the centre of the west coast of the island. In the far south, there is a colony of Arctic skuas. The largest of eleven lochs on the island are the Loch of Grimsetter in the east, and the Loch of Brough. During the summer months, a passenger ferry service links the east coast of Bressay with the nature reserve island of Noss.

Bressay was quarried extensively for building materials, used all over Shetland, especially in nearby Lerwick. Bressay was one of four lighthouses built in Shetland between and which were designed by brothers David Stevenson and Thomas Stevenson.

The island is made up of old red sandstone with some basaltic intrusions. On one side, there is an engraving of two men with crosiersas well as various animals including horses, pigs, and what appears to be someone in the process of being swallowed by two sea monsters.

The fog signal was discontinued in the s. The light was first lit on the night of 31 August The population is around people, [2] concentrated in the middle of the west coast, around Glebe and Fullaburn. The Engine and Radio room are due to be turned into a Heritage Centre. Where else would you like to go in Scotland?

Bressay was electrified on 17 July and the fog siren was discontinued in Following lengthy correspondence with the Board of Trade and the Elder Brethren of Trinity House, regarding the cost of building the lighthouse and obtaining approval to plans and specifications, work was eventually commenced on the stonework etc in February The graphic on the left is via Wikimedia Commons.

Following the discontinuation of the light on 12 September the Board no longer required the lighthouse tower at Bressay.

The top of each face has a cross.If you prefer military history, Chris will be walking to the Bard of Bressay. Details for booking and where to meet are on the Little Box Office under the Nature Festival.

Archaeology at Shetland Amenity Trust shared Shetland Nature Festival 's post. The former lighthouse tower was transferred into the ownership of the Shetland Amenity Trust in June and the Board no longer have an involvement with. Bressay Lighthouse Bressay in the Shetland Islands is 4 kilometres ( miles) south-east of Lerwick.

At 11 square miles (28 km2), Bressay is the fifth largest island in Shetland.

Bressay Lighthouse

Bressay Lighthouse is a 19th century lighthouse situated on the small island of Bressay, Shetland, UK. It is owned and managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust. Bressay Lighthouse Situated on the rocky headland at the south entrance to Lerwick Harbour, Bressay Lighthouse is an iconic image for any visitor to the isles.

Zoom Bressay Lighthouse Passing the ‘Bressa Light’ is the start and finishing post for any journey to or from Shetland by sea, and is a welcome landmark for locals and visitors alike. Shetland Amenity Trust constantly strives to preserve and enhance everything that is distinctive about Shetland's cultural and natural heritage, promoting access to it whether physical or intellectual.

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