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The Isle of May lighthouse is celebrating 200 years of serving the mariner....MoreOpen to Public – This year the Isle of May celebrates 200 years of service. In an exciting new venture with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) the lighthouse will be open to the public. SNH are also hosting an art exhibition in the lighthouse as part of a season of events celebrating the Isle of May’s 60 th anniversary as a National Nature Reserve (NNR).... More
The Northern Lighthouse Board are delighted to welcome their Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on board their vessel NLV PHAROS in Kirkwall, Orkney on Tuesday 31 May 2016. In her role as Patron of the Board The Princess Royal has visited over 90 of its lights over the years. The Princess Royal has joined the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses on their inspection of lighthouses off the northeast coast of the Scottish mainland and Shetland Islands. She will meet with the crew of PHAROS and NLB lighthouse maintenance staff. The Princess Royal will depart on Saturday 4th June in Shetland
Her Royal Highness arrives on NLV PHAROS in Kirkwall, Orkney. Met by Captain Alistair Mackenzie, Chairman of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses (left) and Mike Bullock, Chief Executive, NLB
The General Lighthouse Authorities launched their Marine Aids to Navigation Strategy 2030 - Navigating the Future at the JUCG meeting in London on 4th May 2016. 2030 - Navigating the Future is the United Kingdom and Ireland’s Marine Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Strategy. It has been prepared by the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland for our users, partners and stakeholders.Marine AtoN are an important strategic resource for the United Kingdom and Ireland. GLA AtoN will also make a significant contribution to the delivery of the e-Navigation concept.To achieve this, the GLA will drive a multi-agency, coordinated approach to the development and realisation of e-Navigation services. Recognising that e-Navigation will provide varying levels of benefit to different users, the GLA will continue to provide an appropriate mix of visual and radio AtoN for all mariners
Light dues reduced to 38 pence per net registered tonne https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/light-dues-financial-year-2016-to-2017
Exploring all technologies for robust cost-effective navigation of ships over the next 15 years Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 Trinity House, Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DH This event will explore the mix of technologies for future maritime navigation in 2030 and beyond, and identify potential complements to GNSS....More
The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) welcomed their Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to their Operational Base in Oban on Thursday 3rd December 2015. The Princess spent time onboard NLV PHAROS meeting the crew and senior management team, followed by a tour of NLV POLE STAR and the Operational Base. Image © Stuart Nicol Photography 2015
Just published by the Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust - Scottish and Manx Lighthouses – A photographic journey in the footsteps of the Stevensons by Ian Cowe - This is an unmatched compilation of glorious photographs of Scotland`s marvellous lighthouse heritage. Join photographer Ian on a journey by foot, car, boat and helicopter around the stunning coastline of Scotland and the Isle of Man to capture this wonderful collection of images. To order
The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) will welcome Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities to their base in Oban on Monday 24th August 2015....More
On 30 July 2015 a new Oban Harbour website developed by Oban Harbour Management Group was launched: www.obanharbour.scotDeveloped as part of a longer term project targeting improved marine safety in Oban Harbour, in a partnership between Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), Argyll and Bute Council, Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), and CalMac Ferries, the website is packed with useful information and advice to aid navigation within the busy harbour. It is aimed at regular leisure and commercial traffic as well as those who may be visiting for the first time, and should be an indispensable resource for harbour users. Mike Brew, who is responsible for leading the project implementation, commented: “It’s great to be able to launch this today, after all the hard work by many of the stakeholders in the Harbour who have contributed. In particular, there is now a single point of contact for anyone to call for advice on visiting or using the harbour”. Capt Phil Day, Director of Marine Operations for the Northern Lighthouse Board, commented: “The Northern Lighthouse Board is pleased to be involved in this initiative alongside the other berth operators, and most importantly working with the Oban community to improve safety. Oban harbour and approaches are becoming a busier and more crowded place particularly in Spring and Summer. We are committed to supporting this development whilst ensuring the Safety of the Mariner remains assured.
On the morning of the 11th July during routine operations at Skerryvore Lighthouse, NLV PHAROS sustained minor damage....More
The ACCSEAS project ends on a high, delivering an excellent demonstration of e-Navigation to the North Sea Region...More
The GLA Aids to Navigation Review 2015 -2020 has been published. The Review follows wide scale consultation with users and representative organisations across the whole spectrum of users from leisure sailors to large commercial operators. The Review details the requirements for the waters around the United Kingdom and Ireland....More
Welcome to the Northern Lighthouse Board's publication Littoral Light News (Autumn 2014) aimed at the users of the coastal waters around Scotland and the Isle of Man....More
The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland have announced a £13M seven-year contract to PDG Helicopters for the provision of helicopter services to cover all three Authorities.... More
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