Northern Lighthouse Board Depot

Driving past Granton this evening, I thought I would blip this most unusual building for Mono Monday.

Although sometimes mistaken for a lighthouse, this was actually the depot for the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB). The Board was responsible for maintaining all the lighthouses in Scotland. Supplies for the lighthouses were stored at the depot, and taken by boat to the various lighthouses by vessels which the Board owned. The lantern on top of the building, similar to a real lighthouse, was used for training and to test lights before they were put into in service.

Hope you have all had a good start to the week.

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