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Landward: Northern Lighthouse Board

Duration: 04:59

The Northern Lighthouse Board is responsible for maintaining the lighthouses and navigational buoys situated around more than 6000 miles of coastline. The upkeep of these navigational aids is a year round operation involving cleaning, painting and checking electrics.

Dougie Vipond joins the crew of one of the NLB’s two ships – the NLV Pole Star - as it carries out maintenance work on two buoys at Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull.

Available since: Tue 3 Aug 2010


Dougie Vipond

This clip is from

Landward 2009/2010, Episode 23

Dougie Vipond looks at the work of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

First broadcast: 27 Nov 2009

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