An Solas Buan

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History Documentary hosted by Penny Aonghais, published by ITV in 2002 - English narration

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An Solas Buan (Lighthouses of Scotland). Series which tells the history of Scotland's lighthouses through stunning aerial photography.

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Examines the development and construction of Scottish lighthouses.

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Profile of Robert Stevenson, an engineer who formed relationships with leading designers and became a renowned lighthouse architect in the process. Examples of his work featured include Bell Rock, the Isle of May, Sumburgh and Girdle Ness.

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How lighthouse architect Tom Stevenson was at first reluctant to follow in his father Robert's footsteps as a civil engineer but eventually became renowned as one of the greatest in the field. Examples of his work featured include buildings at Skerryvore, Covesea Skerries, Cromarty, Chanory and Ardnamurchan.

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The work of lighthouse architects Tom and David Stevenson, whose designs moved more toward functionality and away from the fancy flourishes that characterised their predecessors. Examples of their work include Muckle-Flugga - Britain's most northerly lighthouse - and the magnificent rock light off the west coast of Mull at Dubh Artach.

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The work of lighthouse architects David and Charles Stevenson, whose pragmatic and modern designs feature on a number of small unmanned lights. Examples of their work include designs at Rattray Head, Stroma, Bass Rock and the Brough of Birsay.

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Examining the technological advances made by lighthouse engineers, such as the automation of these buildings in 1988, the subsequent major incorporation of solar power, and the use of the satellite DGPS system.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC
  • Video Bitrate: 1800 Kbps
  • Video Resolution: 1024x576
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Audio Language: Gaelic
  • Run-Time: 26mins
  • Number of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 365 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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