Isle of May beacon: a short white tower is all that’s left of Scotland’s first permanently manned lighthouse.

We are on the Isle of May, an island about five miles from the north shore of the Firth of Forth, now a national nature reserve famous for its abundant bird life. Looking at all that’s left of the first permanently manned lighthouse in Scotland, now it’s hard to believe the squat white structure was important enough to require three keepers at all times! The Beacon is Scotland first (and oldest) lighthouse and was considered at the time to be one of the best in existence. It was built in…

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#TodayInHistory – October 6

October 6 – Some important events on this day. 105 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus. 68 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia. 1866 👉🏼 The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history 1889 👉🏼 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris 1917 👉🏼 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after…

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