Throughout 2020 events will be held around Scotland to celebrate and recognise the importance of the country’s coasts and rivers. Scotland’s coastline, including its numerous islands, is over 10,000 miles long while the country is home to more than 31,000 lochs. Together the many rivers and streams around Scotland cover more than 77,000 miles.
Its coastline has been protected for more than 200 years by several on and offshore lighthouses, built to aid those navigating the perilous waters. In the programme you are about to hear Scottish broadcaster Stuart McFarlane speak to several people who all share a real interest and passion for the history and heritage of these impressive coastal watchtowers.