Monday, 4 April 2016

Tour Scotland Video Signal Tower Arbroath Angus



Tour Scotland video of the Signal Tower in Arbroath on ancestry visit to Angus, Scotland. Originally built in 1813, and designed by Robert Stevenson, it was used as a base of operations for the famous Bell Rock Lighthouse, the Signal Tower housed the families of the keepers stationed on the 'rock', along with the vital shore staff who ran the tender. The name Signal Tower comes from the signalling apparatus installed atop of the tower building that was used to communicate between the shore staff, the Master Of The Tender, and the keepers of the lighthouse. An identical set of signalling apparatus is installed atop the lighthouse itself. Installed within the Signal Tower was a small observatory outfitted with a powerful telescope; it was through this telescope that the signalling apparatus on the lighthouse was monitored during the day.

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