Join us for the lighthouse sculptures final Farewell!

Friday 31st October - Sunday 31st October

Gordon Barracks, Ellon Road, Aberdeen

Light the North has captured the imagination of our friends, supporters and the public as our art trail appeared across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

Our 50 large lighthouses, designed and painted by professional, emerging and as yet undiscovered artists, have shone their lights across the north east for 10 weeks, encouraging people to explore and discover the region like never before. In addition to the main trail, a mini trail of little lighthouse sculptures have also been displayed across the region. Little Lights have been designed and painted by 75 schools, 10 community groups and 5 local artists.

After getting people outdoors, walking more and sharing their stories, all 50 lighthouse sculptures and 90 little lighthouse sculptures will come together for this special event, giving you one last chance to see all the sculptures together.

In order to ensure the safety of all our guests, this is a mostly outdoor event and tickets are available for timed slots. Each slot will allow you 90 minutes to take in all our sculptures and enjoy the atmosphere. Please dress appropriately and arrive no earlier than your designated slot time.

Note that only disabled parking will be available on site. Nearby car parking is available at Kings Community Church, Bridge of Don Park and Ride or the Beach Esplanade. The location is also accessible by bus - you can see available routes and plan your journey by clicking here. (This link will take you to an external website).

We can't wait to see you!

The Farewell Weekend is your last chance to see all 50 large lighthouses and 90 little lighthouses together before they will be auctioned to raise money for Clan Cancer Support.

The Farewell Weekend takes place at Gordon Barracks, Ellon Road, Aberdeen, AB23 8DB.

You can book a 90 minute slot on:Friday 29th October 10am – 5.30pm (last admission 4pm)Saturday 30th October 10am – 5.30pm (last admission 4pm)Sunday 31st October 10am – 4.30pm (last admission 3pm)

Please note on Sunday 31st October, 10am – 11am, will be our quiet hour where no music will be played throughout the event site.

Adult (age 18 and over) £5.00

Child (age 17 and below) £3.00 (Plus online booking fees)

Children under 2 can attend for free.

You’ll see all 50 large lighthouses that were on the Light the North trail around Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland, PLUS 90 little lighthouses painted by schools, community groups and artists.

You’ll have a 90 minute slot to visit, take selfies and collect your lighthouses

Gordon Barracks is on Ellon Road, Aberdeen, AB23 8DB.Arrival is via the main entrance off Corunna Road. We advise travelling to the event on public transport. You can see available routes and plan your journey by clicking here. (This link will take you to an external website).

If you’re coming by carNearby car parking is available at Kings Community Church (Friday and Saturday all day, and Sunday after 1pm only), Bridge of Don Park and Ride or the Beach Esplanade.

Disabled parking is available on site, you will be asked to confirm if you require this when booking your tickets.

If coming by bicycleThere are bicycle racks by the main entrance to Gordon Barracks.

We strongly recommend booking to avoid disappointment. We will allow some room for walk-ups but these are not guaranteed.

Your ticket to the event is attached as a PDF to your order confirmation. Bring a digital or paper copy of this with you on the day please.

Yes! Light the North and Clan merchandise will be available to purchase. You can pre-order certain items when buying your tickets, look out for “Extras” on the checkout form. You can see all our Light the North and Clan merchandise here.

Yes, there will be a Coffee Van with hot drinks and some snacks.

Yes, the space is fully accessible, with a ramp available for wheelchair users.

As much as we love dogs, unfortunately we are not able to allow dogs (except Guide and Assistance Dogs).

We want to keep all of our visitors as safe as possible. Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell at all or are a close contact of a positive Covid case.

While we understand that social distancing is no longer mandatory, we would please ask that you be respectful of everyone and do not crowd around the lighthouses.We require face masks to be worn in the indoor parts of the event.Please make use of the hand sanitizers on site.

We will closely monitor Scottish Government Guidance and update our Covid procedures accordingly.

Light the North Farewell Weekend is a mostly outdoor event. We ask that you please dress appropriately.The event will continue to go ahead unless there is extreme bad weather in which case it may be cancelled. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.

All 50 large lighthouse sculptures and 8 little lighthouse sculptures will take centre stage at a glittering Auction on Monday 1st November to raise vital funds for Clan Cancer Support.The 75 little lighthouses painted by local schools and community groups will be returned to their school/group as a lasting legacy of Light the North.

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