|Date||04 December 2008|
|Revised Date||04 December 2008|
Lighthouses are a unique and intimate part of a country’s maritime heritage. Lighthouses which have been de-manned may have some buildings that are not in active use by the lighthouse authority. These buildings are often of great value either economically, as heritage monuments, or in a social context. This often applies to lighthouses which continue to be operational Aids to Navigation. Both the local community and tourists will benefit from any lighthouse opening. The authority also receives the added benefit of improved public relations, possible funding and/or shared maintenance costs. This document provides guidance on the establishment of any agreement for utilisation of lighthouses.