Noss Head in the News

WRITE UP: Places to visit on the NC500 Route in 2023 – Noss Head

A lovely write-up of the headland, the Lighthouse and the Castle by Scotland’s Route 66. (When people ask where we live, I sometimes cannot resist saying “In a book about the Famous Five!”) Scotland’s Route 66: Places to visit on the NC500 Route in 2023 – Noss Head

BLOG: A visit from the Lighthouse Keeper’s family

A lovely thing happened yesterday. I was about to follow a recovery vehicle down the road to the tyre fixers when a car drew up to the lighthouse. We don’t encourage cars unless they have a blue badge and the driver or passenger has mobility issues. This is …
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AWARD: Scotland’s Route 66 Award – Best Recommended Self-Catering

What a wonderful early Christmas present for the team here at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage! We’ve just received receive Scotland’s Route 66 Award for being the Best Recommended Self-Catering for 2022. It’s a richly deserved tribute to all the work by Joy, Tracey and Kim. Scotland’s Route 66 …
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BLOG: 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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BLOG: 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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BLOG: 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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