Ailsa Craig Island Lighthouse Tower NOT Currently For Sale
Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Tower & Engine Room (c) 2001 Russ McLean
Out of respect for the principal parties involved in the triumvirate, but separate ownership of the three main elements of Ailsa Craig Island …
1] The Island, & Miscellaneous Buildings;
2] The Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages, Pier, Railway, & Buildings;
3] The Lighthouse Tower & Engine Room;
… this website – Lighthouses For Sale – will now be reviewing the sale position of these elements on distinct and separate basis.
For clarity, the three elements on Ailsa Craig Island that currently have three separate owners will each have a new dedicated webpage on this website. Primarily to avoid confusion between the different land titles/buildings that ARE for sale, and those, at this time that are NOT for sale.
It should be noted that the Northern Lighthouse Board Heritage & Estates Committee are undertaking a significant review of lighthouse TOWERS, engine rooms, fog horn buildings and former keepers’ houses that are surplus to requirements.
So far there has been one tranche of sales, including the lighthouse TOWERS at Tod Head and Strathy Point [both now sold]
We understand that there will be at least two more tranches of NLB building sales over the next 12 to 48 months. Please check back as we intend reporting on these sales. Thankyou.
As the former owner of one of these parts of Ailsa Craig Island, I would recommend anyone with an interest – stakeholders, island visitors, prospective bidders, would be lighthouse building owners etc., to revisit this page and the two other Ailsa Craig pages during the course of 2014. All three pages relating to Ailsa Craig will have been completely rewritten. Plus a lot of new, and pertinent information made available.
Very best regards,
Russ McLean (c) 2005 Argyll Group plc
Former Owner: Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Complex
[Excluding the Tower]