Sumburgh Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Shetland, and perhaps the most well known. Rising above the precipitous Sumburgh Head cliffs at the southernmost point of mainland Shetland, the Lighthouse is visible from land and sea for miles around.
The accommodation at Sumburgh Lighthouse will be unavailable from the end of October 2011 while the area is redeveloped in a £5.4million improvement project.
As part of this exciting plan to improve facilities, interpretation and access to the whole site, the self catering accommodation will be fully refurbished to a very high standard. Shetland Amenity Trust are working with award winning firm Groves Raines Architects who have an excellent reputation in conservation projects. The history and unique nature of this special place will be maintained while improving it for future generations.
The funding package for this impressive project, administered by Shetland Amenity Trust, has been secured from a number of sources. The Scottish Rural Development Programme; European Rural Development Fund; Heritage Lottery Fund; Historic Scotland; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Scottish Natural Heritage; Scottish RSPB; The Wolfson Foundation; Shetland Islands Council; Shetland Development Trust and Shetland Amenity Trust have all contributed to the £5.4million project to protect and improve this important landmark.