Tog 2012 Lighthouse

Tog Studio, Isle of Tiree, 2012


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Temporary wooden lighthouse built by Tog 2012 summer school 

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Temporary timber lighthouse built by a new architectural summer school

Tog is a new live-build summer school. It is open to anyone with a passion for the craft of building; students, architects, engineers, trade apprentices or members of the local community.

The inaugural Tog live-build summer school was hosted on the Isle of Tiree, Scotland, in June 2012. In acknowledgement of the history of the site Tog 2012 built a temporary wooden lighthouse at the place used by Alan Stevenson to construct his famous Skerryvore Lighthouse.

The 5m-high structure was built over six days by the school, with the finished lighthouse acting as a beacon for the project and the ambition of future summer schools.

Tog is the Gaelic word meaning build, raise, educate and excite; which is just what the project achieved.


  • Begun: Jun 2012
  • Completed: Jun 2012
  • Floor area: 6m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £4,000
  • Funding: Self-funded summer school
  • Procurement: Self-build summer school
  • Address: Morton Boyd House, Hynish, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6UD, United Kingdom

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