Telford Beacon

Telford Beacon at Dundee Waterfront

The Telford Beacon is a lighthouse that once guarded over the entry between King William IV Dock and the tidal harbour. Named after the famed engineer Thomas Telford, this category B structure survived the infilling of the harbour when the Tay Road Bridge was constructed but became landlocked by the road network.

Keen to preserve the heritage of Dundee’s Waterfront an ambitious project saw the 170 year-old beacon relocated to the water’s edge. The project involved lifting the entire beacon in one piece and whilst keeping it upright transporting it to its new location overlooking the River Tay. View the Timelapse Video here

Moving the Telford Beacon



During June/July 2018 work was undertaken at the Telford Light to construct the Black Watch Parade - a walkway/cycleway which connects the City Quay area, Tay Road Bridge and the V&A Dundee alongside the River Tay. This route also forms part of the Green Circular recreational route and National Cycle Route (route 77) and  completes a final link in the flood defences around the Tay Road Bridge.

Telford light works

Black Watch Parade

Black Watch Parade