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Community set to shine in 2011
Article date: 21 Feb 2011

Wetherspoon is the headline sponsor of a very special community programme of events: Arbroath’s ‘Year of the Light’.

The Scottish town, home to The Corn Exchange, is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.

A rock station, situated on a partially submerged reef, 11 miles off the county of Angus (on Scotland’s east coast), the Bell Rock Lighthouse is the oldest sea-washed tower in existence.

It took three and a half years to construct the 35.3m, 2,083.4-tonne tower, using 2,835 stones. It was first lit on 1 February 1811.

Harry Simpson, chair of the Year of the Light steering group, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Wetherspoon has agreed to sponsor the Year of the Light, the exciting calendar of events happening in Arbroath during 2011.

“Thanks to Wetherspoon, we’ll be able to provide additional support to various Year of the Light events, so lifting the profile of Arbroath at home and abroad, starting with the spectacular free fireworks.”

Other events, which will run until mid September, include a parade, music events, dancing, lectures, a regatta, an art exhibition and a variety show.

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