Category: Blog

Bits and pieces about daily life in the far North of Scotland, living next to a working Lighthouse, trying to be green, and welcoming guests (and their dogs) to our holiday cottage

Black lightkeepers and their stories

October is Black History month, so I am sharing some of the stories of black lightkeepers. In the days when British lighthouses were manned (and I use that word advisedly) light-keeping was a white affair. The people of colour who have been part of British life since Tudor …
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Over the Rainbow – Lighthouses in LGBT fiction

It’s pride month, so I thought I would take a look at LGBT fiction and it’s no surprise that there’s a fair amount about lighthouses and lightkeepers. Authors love a lighthouse. There is so much symbolism in a building that’s simultaneously recognisable and romantic but remote. Plus the …
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Re-opening when lockdown lifts

We hope you are safe and well. We’re excited to re-open later this spring. We’ve changed how we do things to keep everyone safer. The Cottage will be empty for 72 hours before you arrive, and of course we give it a full Covid clean too. This means …
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Why we are not re-opening yet

Everyone I know is tired of this lockdown and longs for a change, especially as the weather was getting better – even up here in the far North. You may know Scotland has a Route Map for lifting restrictions although there aren’t any dates for each Phase. I …
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Home schooling and holidays at the Lighthouse

We are a family that travels full time world schooling our children… our stay has by far been the most knowledgeable and wonderful stay we’ve had to date. My favorite was the books and information provided, alot of time went into this cottage and providing details, and history. My …
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If you succeed, I succeed

Joy (who manages the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage) and I went to a conference on Monday about Tourism in the Northern Highlands. It’s not all changing sheets and admiring the views here at Noss Head. We have jollies too. The themes that came through were collaboration and sustainability and …
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