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Bass Rock, North Berwick

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The Bass Rock Lighthouse on Bass Rock is a lighthouse, built in 1902 by David Stevenson, who demolished the 13th century keep, or governor's house, and some other buildings within the castle for the stone. The Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouse Board decided that a lighthouse should be erected on the Bass Rock in July 1897 along with another light at Barns Ness near Dunbar. The cost of constructing the Bass Rock light was £8,087, a light first being shone from the rock on the evening of 1 November 1902. It has been unmanned since 1988 and is remotely monitored from the Board’s headquarters in Edinburgh. Until the automation the lighthouse was lit by incandescent gas obtained from vaporised paraffin oil converted into a bunsen gas for heating a mantle. Since that time a new Biform ML300 synchronised bifilament 20 watt electric lamp has been used.
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  • Bass Rock was amazing! A photographers dream with all the Gannets. Like being back in the Galapagos! Highly recommend! 
  • We were there months ago. Absolutely love North Berwick and the Bass Rock is always worth a visit. Just watch out for the bird poo!! North Berwick itself is a great wee town with nice gift shops and r...  more »
  • I'm not a bird watcher or anorak but I was visiting friends in Scotland and decided to go to North Berwick. While there we saw boat trips were being organised from the harbour taking it to 3 different...  more »