Sumburgh Head Lighthouse turns 200 years old!

It's a big year for Sumburgh Head and a chance for us here at the visitor centre to celebrate the rich history of the Lighthouse and its Keepers. 

Our staff are currently working on a programme of events to celebrate the Bicentenary throughout 2021. The programme will focus on four themes, including the building of the lighthouse and what it was like to work and live at Sumburgh Head. We will also be looking at some of the big events in its 200-year history, including events from World War II and the stories of some of the ships that were lost in the treacherous waters of Sumburgh Roost. 

We hope to be able to welcome you to our visitor centre in the spring, but for now look out for us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and why not share your own photos and memories of Sumburgh Head using the hashtag #SumburghHead200?