“My father was not an ‘inspector’ of lighthouses; he, two of my uncles, my grandfather, and my great grandfather in succession, have been engineers to the Scottish Lighthouse service, all the sea lights in Scotland are signed with our name; and my father’s services to lighthouse optics have been distinguished indeed. I might write books till 1900 and not serve humanity so well,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson to his American publishers (quoted from Bella Bathurst, The Lighthouse Stevensons. London: Harper, 2005). Neist Point Lighthouse was designed by Louis’ cousin, David A. Stevenson.
One of the many things I like about Scotland is the fact that even the remotest place has its own name. So, here goes: Sound of Raasay (1), Loch an Amadain (2), An Àird (3-5). Places can be found with the help of streetmap.co.uk, and Ordnance Survey helps those who care to make sense of the place names.