University of Aberdeen - The light's still on for research

September 10, 2009

Cromarty Lighthouse on the Moray Firth has been bought by the University of Aberdeen, 20 years after the institution first leased the Keeper's Cottage next door. The site provides a base for researchers to study seals, dolphins and seabirds in the north of Scotland, and undergraduate and postgraduate students carry out project work there each summer. The Northern Lighthouse Board withdrew Cromarty from service in 2006. "It was sad to see the light turned off after so many years, but purchasing the lighthouse has offered us a unique opportunity to use this iconic building to expand our work," said Paul Thompson, chair in zoology at Aberdeen.

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