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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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  • What a fantastic boat trip out to the bass rock. We were lucky with the weather a lovely hot summers day . The trip was very interesting we were told all about the variety of bird colonies which nest ...  read more »
  • We went on the Seabird Catamaran and it was fantastic. The best trip of the holiday!! It was sunny but fairly choppy when we went & yet the catamaran just flew over the water. We would go again if we ...  read more »
  • This island is located at the coast of north berwick. It has a lighthouse and houses the largest colony of gannets in the world. 160.000 of them! In May you can see them flying in seaweed for their ne...  read more »
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