SITE WILL PARTIALLY REOPEN ON 01/07/2021
It gives the Trust great pleasure to confirm that the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Complex will re-open to visitors on 01.07.2021 at 10:00am.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY ADVICE IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT:
- The Tower and Information Centre will not be open to guests.
Tower tours will NOT take place until further notice, due to continuing enhanced hygiene and social distancing measures.
- The foghorn viewing platform will remain closed until work to replace the railings is complete.
Please DO NOT cross (or allow children to cross) the safety barrier in an effort to access the platform. The existing railings are unstable and there is a risk of falls from height if they give way.
- The site for our new viewpoint will remain closed until the build completes.
Please DO NOT cross (or allow children to cross) the safety barrier, as there is a high risk of falls and injury on the building material (broken stone blocks).
- We await the completion of handrails on two of our footpaths (the beach path and the path to the west picnic area). Please exercise caution and don’t let children run ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you back to an improved and more accessible site; but please respect the safety barriers/notices as works are still ongoing.
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust take our responsibility to our guests, personnel, and community very seriously. We have taken steps to assess and minimise, as far as possible, the risk of COVID-19 transmission on our site.
In return, we ask that our guests adhere to the Visitor Charter (available here and displayed at the Stables Coffee Shop).
THE TOWER AND INFORMATION CENTRE REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presently, we are unable to offer Guided Tower Tours or access to the Information Centre because these buildings are incompatible with Social Distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols.
THE STABLES COFFEE SHOP: WHAT TO EXPECT
To protect our guests and our personnel, we have made changes to how you are served:
- Ensure that you are wearing a face covering before you enter the building.
- Only use the door marked ‘ENTRANCE’ and sanitise your hands as you enter.
- Maintain Social Distancing with other guests and with our personnel. Floor markings have been installed to help you.
- A one-way system will take you past our service counter. This area is screened with Perspex and our personnel will be equipped with the necessary PPE.
- If possible, make payment using your debit or credit card. This minimises the handling of cash, which is a potential transmission risk.
- If you plan to sit inside, proceed past the counter to the indoor seating area. Note that capacity is limited to two tables per room.
- If you sit inside, you are required to leave ONE set of contact details for your party to support Test and Protect. All details are destroyed after three weeks.
- If you intend to sit outside, use the door marked ‘EXIT’ and turn right.
- You will find hand sanitiser points around the coffee shop. Use these as required.
THE TOILETS: WHAT TO EXPECT
To ensure that our toilet facilities can be cleaned thoroughly and frequently, not all cubicles have been opened. Other guests may be waiting ahead of you, so please keep that in mind and remain patient.
- Maintain Social Distancing with other guests and with our personnel.
- Sanitise your hands as you enter the toilet area.
- Minimise the touching of surfaces within the toilet cubicle.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before exiting your cubicle.
Sanitise your hands as you leave the toilet area.