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Princess Royal opens Sumburgh Head visitor centre

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June 3 2014

Princess Royal opens Sumburgh Head visitor centre
HRH The Princess Royal will today officially unveil the revamped Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and visitor centre on Shetland following a £5.4m renovation by Groves Raines Architects.

The two year renovation project has seen the historic A-listed lighthouse buildings refurbished to form self-catering accommodation together with the creation of a new education centre on behalf of Shetland Amenity Trust.

Care has been taken throughout to restore the original layout and features of the Robert Stevenson designed lighthouse.

Shetland Amenity Trust general manager Jimmy Moncreiff, commented: "We are very proud of what has been achieved with the new facilities at Sumburgh Head. These will significantly enhance the visitor experience and help to attract visitors to Shetland.”

It is the second major renovation project to be delivered on the islands by Groves Raines Architects following the earlier renovation of the A-listed Belmont House, Unst.
A new viewing platform will give visitors a panoramic view of a surrounding RSPB bird sanctuary
A new viewing platform will give visitors a panoramic view of a surrounding RSPB bird sanctuary
The historic lighthouse has been restored as part of the work
The historic lighthouse has been restored as part of the work

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