Princess Royal to mark Year of the Light


THE PRINCESS Royal is to attend a special conference to mark 200 years of the Bell Rock lighthouse.

The Royal Society Edinburgh are holding a Year of the Light event in the capital called ‘The Bell Rock Lighthouse, The Stevenson’s and Emerging Issues’, which Princess Anne is due to attend on Thursday.

She is patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board and is said to have had a lifelong passion for lighthouses.

An exhibition at the National Museum Scotland has also been marking the bicentenary and their Bell Rock inspired displays have already attracted over 27,000 visitors.

Pictured is the Princess Royal with the chairman of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, Sir Andrew Cubie CBE on a visit to the Bell Rock last year.