ST ABBS STARS IN NEW VISITSCOTLAND CAMPAIGN
St Abbs lighthouse stars in a new VisitScotland campaign, “Sketching Scotland” which is encouraging budding artists and people those looking for some fun to learn to how to draw some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks. The perfect lockdown activity! Posting videos every week, VisitScotland has produced 20 different tutorials to follow along with, covering a range of difficulties so everyone can get involved. The perfect inspiration for when it is safe to travel!
Some other landmarks from around the country chosen include Tobermory, the V&A museum in Dundee and The Kelpies. To find other tutorials, click here. Why not give it a go today!
Use the hashtag #sketchingscotland to show off your creations and inspirations for your next trip!
St Abbs lighthouse is a key part of the Berwickshire coastline standing on the cliff of the St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve. It can be seen from Eyemouth and Coldingham. Whilst the lighthouse is not open to the public you can admire it as you walk through the nature reserve or why not even stay in the old lighthouse keeper cottages just behind the lighthouse for a very unique experience!
The lighthouse was built and designed by brothers, David and Thomas Stevenson (also the uncle and father of Treasure Island and Jekyll and Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson). It first lit up in February 1862 by use of oil before it incorporated electricity over 100 years later in 1966. It was finally automated in 1993.
The St Abbs Harbour has a strong fishing heritage and is where you will find some of Scotland’s best seafood. Be sure to get down early to catch the famous Ebbcarrs Café’s crab sandwiches before they are gone!
St Abbs has more recently found fame after appearing in the hugely popular film, Avengers: Endgame as Thor’s town, New Asgard. You never know what you might find up there so why not take a walk along the Berwickshire Coastal Path?
Top Tip! – Take in the beautiful nature and scenery in the nature reserve on your way to the lighthouse by following the Lighthouse Loop trail. Click the link here to discover the route in St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve’s leaflet.