By Peter Hill.
In 1973, a nineteen year old art school student with a head full of Kerouac, Hendrix and Vietnam discovers a new vocation.
The rookie lighthouse keeper learns the ropes at his first light, Pladda.
The lighthouse keeper settles in and a new and difficult crew arrives.
A new lighthouse offers the challenges of rat infestation, unpredictable weather and the fog horn.
The young lighthouse keeper is posted to the remote Hyskeir in the Hebrides, where he faces a Dr Who fanatic, and an invasion of birds.