To quantify the amount of lives these structures …

Comment posted on The Lighthouse Stevensons: BBC2 Tuesday 1st February 9.00pm by Karl Hughes

To quantify the amount of lives these structures and these astonishing architects have over the years saved, is awesome.

Hats off to you all…

Karl

Karl Hughes also commented

  • Great Shame.

    Only 8% of Scotlands listed buildings are ‘A’ category.

    Category ‘A’: “buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type.”
    (“What is Listing” Historic Scotland.

    http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/heritage/historicandlistedbuildings/listing.htm. Retrieved 2010-07-06.

    To be surrounded with between 138 and 500 turbines varying in height from 90 to 200m blade tip height.

    A lighthouse is the sum total of its design and surroundings…Iconic, national monument, internationally recognised, ‘most beautiful in the world’…..

    What would happen if it was the Wallace Memorial, Hollyrood, Scone Palace…….etc

    Skerryvore Lighthouse………………..DOOMED ?

    Regards

Recent comments by Karl Hughes

  • Challenge to Scottish Government: Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?
    “who I helped fight against the ‘Tiree Array’. Have a nice one” LOL… don’t even go there MK…unless you feel you want to take a fall from that self constructed ever wobbly pedestal.

    “Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?” no changing you malcolm..

    C U next time we pass Ardfern, we will pop in for a nice cuppa chia…Can’t involve myself in your rhetoric just now….. I have a plane to catch.,,fun things to do…
    toodle pip ‘

  • Challenge to Scottish Government: Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?
    http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/documents/gypsies_and_travellers.pdf

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-big-question-whats-the-extent-of-travellers-sites-and-do-they-need-tighter-controls-1703156.html

    Two balanced articles here…recognising the problems and the solutions associated with nomadic people within the uk. Please also note the two distinctive ethnic groups…Roma & Irish Travellers

    Please also note the biggest issue is deeply ingrained social xenophobia and racism from local government, sucessive national government and the general population…

    FA also shows its own lack of knowledge of Roma culture and traditions, perfectly condensed in this sentence…”There are flush lavatories on the site – in the wash block, with residents forced to go outside in the night in all weathers.”

    Roma do not have inside toilets, and do not wash clothing inside the van…this is a historical hygiene tradition brought about by life on the road…

    Anyways…having slept on the entire thread; I am still of the mind that unless folk learn the difference between all the groups that make up travelling folk, look at the different cultures…. and the deeply rooted historic xenophobia…then look at the simple solutions to obvious problems associated witn traveler illegal camps…the percieved poblems will persist…problems generated by society and placed on the travelers.

    Its a sad fact that these British Citizens have less resources available than your average asylum seeker, or lifer in a uk prison…Its even sadder that we still have individuals who seem hell bent on burning witches in the 21st century… they can be found on this thread and typify the ignorance of the extreme few.

    Leave you to it.

  • Challenge to Scottish Government: Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?
    Fair enough…I have a bee in my bonnet over the whole issue…roma/romanichal are thrown into the pot with other travellers….there should be recognition of all the different groups. Ultimately they have all been pushed out to the fringes of society…the problems, and they do exist…have been caused by ignoring all the needs of a nomadic people in a fixed society….for centuries…biggest changes happened with mechanisation of farming practices…enclosure act, etc…etc..etc..the xenophobic attitude towards these folk is beyond comparison in the uk…
  • Challenge to Scottish Government: Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?
    LOL… warranted ?… ouch ! anyhow maybe you have sent lowry hamewart, Tae think again. :)
  • Challenge to Scottish Government: Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didicoy

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10 Responses to To quantify the amount of lives these structures …

  1. Great Shame.

    Only 8% of Scotlands listed buildings are ‘A’ category.

    Category ‘A’: “buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type.”
    (“What is Listing” Historic Scotland.

    http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/heritage/historicandlistedbuildings/listing.htm. Retrieved 2010-07-06.

    To be surrounded with between 138 and 500 turbines varying in height from 90 to 200m blade tip height.

    A lighthouse is the sum total of its design and surroundings…Iconic, national monument, internationally recognised, ‘most beautiful in the world’…..

    What would happen if it was the Wallace Memorial, Hollyrood, Scone Palace…….etc

    Skerryvore Lighthouse………………..DOOMED ?

    Regards

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  2. Quote from the article above…

    ‘Scottish Power Renewables plans to build a gigantic offshore windfarm, three times as big as the entire island of Tiree and literally encircling the Skerryvore – with turbines two and a half times as high as the light. All protests will be welcome and undoubtedly necessary.’

    For protests against the proposed wind farm, pls visit and support:

    http://www.no-tiree-array.org.uk

    Many thanks!

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  3. What a wonderful documentary, but then again I would be biased because for 13 wonderful years I shared many of the experiences with my colleagues in the service of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

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  4. Saw a documentary of this lighthouse being built and I have great admiration for all who gave their lives, those who assisted in any and all phases of the work necessary to put up such a great monument, a needed facility to save lives.

    If there is a machine embroidery pattern of this light house I would be interested in having the pattern. Beautiful monument.

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  5. I have worked around the seas of skerryvore as a lobster Fisherman, It has helped me to navigate to the fishing ground and been a point of reference as a lighthouse should. I have listened to the earyness of the horn as the fog has closed in, but always felt safe. On another point it’s not right that they plan to build these wind turbines that will tower above this beautiful skyline view of the lighthouse in the distance.

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  6. I wonder how many people thought that lighthouses were eyesores when they were first erected! And now, when more and more are being switched off and put up for sale because of improvements in ship navigation systems (foghorns were switched off several years ago, Mr Rennie), perhaps there could be a movement started to remove these uncompromisingly vertical structures that intrude so much into our horizontal land and seascapes!
    As for Edinburgh Castle, think of the grandeur of that rock towering over the city without the poorly designed (no structural cohesion) man-made edifice on top of it!

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  7. I see that princess Anne’s has had a big influence in the Lighthouses around scotland I see it wasn’t that long ago that she made a personal quest to visit all 215 lighthouse around scotland. now if there is 1 person that could put her name to something it would be good for her to save the ground between Skerryvore and Tiree. This is a must as I have spent many a hours/years fishing the ground and you always have a glance over to see this amazing piece of craftsmanship. We can only hope this gets a protected area of interest.

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  8. @ Alex McKay
    how are you comparing a Lighthouse thats been crafted and withstood time to a, well how do i put it piece of tech and by todays meaning something that’s built to be disposed of.
    Next you will be happy with the proposal of Tiree getting covered with solar panels.

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