"TREASURE ISLAND", LIGHTHOUSES AND SHEDS??
Fidra is an uninhabited island in the Firth of Forth close to North Berwick.
Its lighthouse was designed by Thomas Stevenson the father of Robert Louis Stevenson, author of 'Treasure Island'. Built in 1885 and automated in 1970 it can be accessed by a primitive jetty on the east of the island. It is said that Robert Louis based his 'Treasure Island' map on the shape of Fidra.
So................ wild, windy, stormy, safe, secure, solid, all words we may connect to lighthouses but SHEDS ?????
Gillies and Mackay are highly regarded local specialists in the supply and construction of quality timber buildings and as well as sheds, summerhouses, small animal housing they are also able to design and manufacture bespoke timber buildings.
All at Gillies and Mackay would agree that this was not their usual type of construction. The addition to the lighthouse was constructed from marine plywood to both suit the elements and to withstand the transportation by helicopter to the site - the only feasible way of accessing the location!!! Also to make it easy for the customer to move it from site to site when necessary.
The client was absloutely delighted with the finished result 'product couldn't be be better and all have admired it' . Definitely 'the best'!
Gillies and Mackay are well worth a visit - no lighthouses at their Errol location but a wide range of quality timber buildings and helpful, professional staff to offer advice.
For more information and to view their exciting range of timber buildings visit www.thebestof.co.uk/dundeeandangus where you can link through to their own website. All contact details on their feature page.