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THE WASHED-OUT COLOUR SCHEME of this home page is to emphasise that changes to the website are afoot. When the changes outlined below are complete, we shall revert to the nice, undemanding yellow background.
THIS IS THE HOME PAGE of Michael's List, which will, unless Death or the price of petrol beats us to it, be an illustrated list of all lighted marine navigational structures around the Scottish coast. Aero lights, meteorological masts, and lights marking windfarms are not included. By the middle of 2013, coverage had extended to include almost the whole of the mainland, moving anti-clockwise from Burnmouth to Loch Fyne, together with the River Clyde from Greenock to Glasgow, and the Orkneys, the Shetlands and the Outer Hebrides. We hope to complete the mainland sections by the autumn of 2016.
Lights are organised into geographical Sections, and to keep loading times short only tower structures are illustrated on first loading. Links are provided to images of other structures.
Images on this website are, unless otherwise noted within the List, all taken by a digital camera and are presented at the reduced resolution of 640 by 480 pixels. The website is best viewed at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
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IT LOOKED FOR A TIME as though the price of petrol was not going to win this race, but the National Health Service, building on its triumphs over Michael's earlier strokes, heart attacks and bacterial meningitis, has now got his diabetic, thyroid, bone-marrow and prostate problems under control, and is attacking his somewhat embarrassing problems of the urinary tract. There will be no criticisms of the NHS in Michael's hearing (but he's going deaf as well).
Michael has in fact had it a bit rough since July 2013, but hopes now to be well enough to bring his List up to date. During his layoff, he has decided to make some changes to the layout of the illustrated tables. They will comprise three columns as before, but the data in each column is more self-consistent. Column 1 will contain only reference numbers; Column 2 will offer only information regarding the light itself; and Column 3 will relate entirely to the structure. Details of these provisions are given at Arrangement of the List on the Introduction page. These improvements take more time than Michael had first expected, and to keep things smooth the links to Sections A and B have been temporarily disabled while the changes are made.
When they come back, any changes that the Northern Lighthouse Board has made to the lights in those areas will be included, and will be specially mentioned on this page. Sections C and D will then be treated in a like manner, and so on to the end.
Section A Burnmouth to River Carron (79 structures)
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IMAGES HAVE BEEN donated by certain wellwishers who retain the copyright in their own work. Michael is very grateful to these people for their assistance. They, and the images donated by them, are:
AN AMERICAN WEBSITE dealing (quite legitimately) with saltwater aquaria uses the
URL scotlights.com as part of its marketing activity.
This page Issue No 35, last updated 30 July 2016
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