No More Paraffin-oilers

Paperback
This new edition brings the story of lighthouses in in Scotland up to date now that the task of automation is finished. Ian Cassells, a former lightkeeper, provides an account of life in the Lighthouse Service where paraffin-oiler was the nickname for a Scottish lightkeeper. Cassells provides detail about the lighthouses themselves, their construction and the development of the Service. Through personal reminiscences and tales from colleagues, he builds up an account of day-to-day life and the characters who were involved in this solitary occupation. He also deals with the infamous Flannan Islands mystery. Photographs highlight the locations of many of the lighthouses.