Brian Johnson - Lighthouse Experiences

Brian Johnson is an ex lighthouse technician and current Retained Lighthouse Keeper for the Northern Lighthouse Board. Brian will show his own photographs from the history of Sumburgh Head, and talk about his experiences in a question and answer session on the lighthouse service.

Brian has been responsible for the restoration of the Diesel Kelvin engines that power the foghorn, which has not been sounded for 27 years. He has recently carried out pressure tests in anticipation for the foghorn’s re-activation in 2015.

His original images of lighthouse history will be seen at their best on the new wide screen and projection facility in the Education Room.

Start time: 2.00pm