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

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    Robert…

    Nearly a year ago this fall was forseen… I will send you the ” I told you so” Tshirt once I get back from Basra LOL

    Be nice to see diesel at a quid a litre… :)

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Get a life… never badmouthed anybody…and never talked Scotland or any other of the home nations down…

    as for tax exempt, you know sweet FA about the world from under that damp rock matey… anything that is taxable gets taxed…and I spend the money I earn in the UK (win/win for HM Tax man)… to bail the likes of you out no doubt (?)

    I know who I am backing, but that has nothing to do with cheesy bacteria like yourself.

    PS: My views are still the same as before the indy ref…Policies to improve Scotland…tut, tut Scotlands on a world scale is blessed. Any policies tied in with DECENTRALISATION of holyrude and Westminster within the Union are ok by me…. we might want to start with scrapping MSP pensions, don’t you think ???

    Anyhow, I’ll leave you to your disjointed rants…coming Home to Scotland in a few days to spend my ill got’n gains in Buchanan Street…and enjoy a nice crimbo….and keep of the Buckie because this year you will get nicked….. all the best 4 now.

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Hey, NCH…how’s North sea oil price doing…just saw the latest price pB… thankfully we don’t have to rely on NS oil in an indy sense eh ? if it hits anything less than $72.00 pB there will be moth-balled choppers and vessels up the entire east coast…

    So much for the wee ecks economic master piece…house built on sand and all that… anyhow chum, plenty of oil out here in the desert, enough to float a continent.

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Nope you vacuous entity I am still in Iraq earning a sheckle or two, working ( something you have no idea about)…
    Anyhow, when you put that 15 quids worth of juice in your battered old motor NCH…where does it come from ?

    Enjoy your off the cuff bitter, totally disjointed and evermore misdirected rantings…after all it must be the only joy you have under that damp stone of yours.

    You have to be one of the most amusing, nea sad, she/he/it’s on the web.

    Off to count my coffers…. oh, and PS:

    go check the price of oil just now and ask yourself if your illustrious leaders gamble on building an Indy national socialist nirvana on north zee oil revenue would have worked…yep you swallowed that arbroth smokie whole didn’t you… baaa, baaaa, baaaa. LOL (Salmond…exit stage left)

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/comment-north-sea-oil-puts-finances-on-slippery-slope-1-3598889

    Who are the mislead, lied to sheep now eh ?
    K

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Seems to me the wee eck is simply giving back to people the money the people have already given him ?…no MP should receive a pension…other than a basic state pension unless they are means tested…anyhow, it will be interesting to see which charity or charities he donates his ill gotten gains too…ladbrooks ?

    at least the ex-FM is percieved to be giving something back, whereas the sickly troll NCH (she/he/it) offers nothing…neither financially, intellectually or socially…

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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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