Prior to the automation of Ardnamurchan in 1988, a Principal Lightkeeper and an Assistant, with their families, lived at the lighthouse. The families were almost self-sufficient, and would have kept sheep and cows at the station. Lightkeeping was a remote, lonely and hard existence.
You can imagine being a lighthouse keeper by staying in the Keeper’s West Cottage, which is available for rent as a self-catering holiday home throughout the year. The cottage was built at the same time as the lighthouse, and now offers a unique holiday experience.