Local store owner to light up lighthouse

WINNER: Ian Dyga will switch the lighthouse on at 3:31pm on December 1, having won a raffle for the honour.
WINNER: Ian Dyga will switch the lighthouse on at 3:31pm on December 1, having won a raffle for the honour.

Local store owner Ian Dyga, of R & S Dyga, has been announced as the winner of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses’ competition to turn on the lighthouse for its 225th anniversary.

Mr Dyga will now switch on the light at 3:31pm on December 1 to mark the occasion. He will also begin the rotation of the lens gallery.

Mr Dyga told the Fraserburgh Herald: “I’m thrilled to have won, and I’m looking forward to switching the light on - hopefully won’t fuse it!

I’m looking forward to the whole day, it’s a great opportunity to be part of the history of Fraserburgh Lighthouse, and I’m looking forward to getting pictures of it later in the night when it’s lit.”

Local boy Andrew Hannar, who drew the raffle winners, meanwhile, was recently announced as the winner of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses Christmas card competition.

The youngster’s artwork was selected as the face of this year’s Christmas card for the museum, and was presented with his prizes by the museum’s business manager, Gary Campbell, last month.

A family day out at the lighthouse museum and vouchers were also raffled by the lighthouse museum ahead of the lighthouse’s anniversary.