The last time we passed Souter Lighthouse we were travelling home from Scotland and we passed it before it opened for the day .
So this trip heading North we arrived when it should have been open. However we were out of luck this time it was closed for the day due to the filming of an episode of the TV crime series Vera as you can see below the car park was filled up with a small fleet of film crew support trucks.
Opened in 1871 it was purpose built to be lit by electricity.(the 1st lighthouse in the world built for electric power)