Loch Indaal lighthouse was built by the Stevenson family (of Robert Louis Stevenson/Treasure Island) in 1869. The original Victorian clockwork interior was intact until the building was 'modernised' by the Northern Lighthouse Board around the year 2003.
It is an excellent place to watch for otters as the rocks beneath the tower offer a good view up and down the coast in an area where they are often seen.
The story of the "Lighthouse Stevensons" is to be told by a Caledonia TV programme currently in production for BBC Scotland early next year.
Les Wilson, the director and a partner in Caledonia TV has a house in Port Charlotte.