Robert Stevenson was the man who illuminated the nation, with the lighthouses he designed found all over Scotland, from the country’s southernmost tip at the Mull of Galloway, to the wind and wave battered coasts of Shetland and almost everywhere in between.
To mark 248 years since the birth of the Glasgow civil engineer and grandfather of literary legend Robert Louis Stevenson, we take a look at a dozen of his best creations.
1. Bell Rock Lighthouse (1811)
Location: Inchape, near Dundee and Fife.
Photo: Ian Rutherford
2. Barra Head Lighthouse (1833)
Location: Berneray, Outer Hebrides.
3. Cape Wrath (1828)
Location: Sutherland, Highland.
4. The Rinns of Islay (1825)
Location: Near Portnahaven, off the South West corner of Islay, Inner Hebrides.
Photo: Donald MacLeod