Donald S Murray

For the Safety of All

Wigtown Parish Church
In person event
Fri 24 Sep
16:00 UK
Free, ticketed

Lighthouses punctuate Scotland’s coastline, stoic lifelines for seafarers at the mercy of treacherous weather. Now, over 100 of Scotland’s lighthouses are listed buildings. Donald S Murray explores the history of Scotland’s lighthouses and what exactly fascinates so many about the life of a keeper. From ancient beacons to the work of the Stevensons and the Northern Lighthouse Board, and from wartime strife to automation and preservation, the lighthouses stand as a testament to the nation’s innate connection to the sea. 

About the author: Donald S Murray grew up under the gleam of the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, and lighthouses have remained a continual presence in his life. He is the author of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, with a particular focus on Scotland’s islands. His books include the acclaimed As the Women Lay Dreaming, The Dark Stuff: Stories from the Peatlands and the Guga Hunters

For the Safety of All is available from the Wigtown Book Festival online bookshop HERE

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