Foghorn Sounding

The Sumburgh Head Foghorn will be sounded at 12.00noon on Friday 30th September following the presentation of an Engineering Heritage Award for the foghorn.

The Engineering Heritage Awards, managed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, celebrate the contribution of mechanical engineering, to our past and present. Recognising irreplaceable artefacts from hovercraft to sewage works, railway lines to bombers, the awards raise public awareness of the vital role mechanical engineering plays in modern life.

Bill Edgar, past president of the Institution, will visit Sumburgh Head on Friday 30th September to present the award plaque to John Mackenzie of Shetland Amenity Trust who managed the restoration of the Foghorn and other Lighthouse Buildings between 2012 and 2014.  The restored foghorn will then be sounded at 12.00noon.