The Inchcape Story begins...
Eleven miles off the coast of Scotland lies Inchcape Rock - one of the most treacherous submerged reefs in the northern hemisphere and the final resting place of countless ships and their fearless crews.
All that changed thanks to the pioneering spirit of a young engineer, Robert Stevenson, who dreamed of building the impossible - a lighthouse on the 'Rock'.
Despite being ridiculed by his rivals, Stevenson never lost faith in his plan, and by February 1811, the lighthouse was built - becoming one of the seven wonders of the industrial world.
100 years later, inspired by this pioneering spirit, our leading founder, James Lyle MacKay, took the title 'Baron Inchcape of Strathnaver'