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Lighthouses and Citadels

An exhibition of the works created as part of this recently completed project in South Ayrshire will be on show at the McKechnie Institute from December 8th.  This exciting project combined lighthouses, museums, art, drama and oral history skills in an ambitious and successful education initiative.

Pupils visited Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Kinnaird Head Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh, the McKechnie Institute Ailsa Craig Exhibition and Ailsa Craig itself. At the McKechnie they also interviewed former Light Keepers and their families, viewed the museum collections and learned about the end of the manned Light.

Based on their experiences the pupils worked with artists to create a range of works, developed a dramatic piece on the life of a Light Keeper and created animations based on the danger and isolation of the life.  A Showcase event was held at the end of the project to show the work created and the works will be on show at the McKechnie from 8th December 2010.