Related Lighthouse Books
Alan Stevenson's Account of the Skerryvore LighthouseRobert Stevenson's Account of the Building of the Bell Rock
The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst1999 - ISBN 0 00 720443 4Scottish Lighthouses by R W Munro1979 - ISBN 0 90619132 7A Star for Seamen, the Stevenson Family of Engineers by Craig Mair 1978 - ISBN 0 7195 3394 5Bright Lights, The Stevenson Engineers by Leslie & Paxton1999 - ISBN 09535514 0 7
Dynasty of Engineers - The Stevensons and the Bell Rock By Professor Roland Paxton 2011 - ISBN 978-0-9567209-0-0 Northern Lights: The Age of Scottish Lighthouses by A. D. Morrison-Low 2010 - ISBN 978 1 905267 47 7
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For over one hundred and fifty years Robert Stevenson and his descendants designed most of Scotland's Lighthouses. Battling against the odds and the elements - the Stevensons constructed wonders of engineering that have withstood the test of time, an amazing historical achievement.
Robert Stevenson's talented family also included the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson (his grandson). Visits with his family to remote lighthouses are thought to have inspired his books Kidnapped and Treasure Island.
"There is scarce a deep sea light from the Isle of Man to North Berwick, but one of my blood designed it. The Bell Rock stands monument for my grandfather; the Skerry Vhor for my uncle Alan; and when the lights come out along the shores of Scotland, I am proud to think that they burn more brightly for the genius of my father."
Robert Louis Stevenson
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