This week, we are still in Montrose for the blog and this is a picture that my son captured of Scurdie Ness Lighthouse. Built by David Stevenson and Thomas Stevenson, it was first lit on Tuesday 1st March 1870. During World War II, the lighthouse was temporarily painted black so that it was not as visible to the enemy and the light was not illuminated unless the Royal Navy asked.
Today, the lighthouse is operated automatically and has been since 1987. There is a lovely walk out to Scurdie Ness, which we have done several times. By car, follow the signs to Ferryden and as you come into the village, there is a small car park on the right hand side. Walk up the few steps to the road and continue on the road until you reach the lighthouse. It is a lovely walk and if you are lucky, you may be able to spot some dolphins and seals.