The people of Maryport have been celebrating the re-opening of their refurbished lighthouse today.
Earlier this year, it underwent a major refurbishment to protect it for the future, and replace recent additions which were not in keeping with the original architecture.
As a result it has been painted inside and out, and a corroded steel panel has been removed, with a new cast iron sheet being put in its place.
Allerdale Borough Council's property services team has been managing the renovation, which was funded by a £50,000 grant, on behalf of Maryport Coastal Communities Team.
The Maryport Lighthouse project was one of 15 initiatives along the British coastline to benefit from a share of £700,000 of government cash with the aim of regenerating seaside towns.
The official handover of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Estate is being held today.
The community at Kirkmaiden have clubbed together to purchase the land and cottages around the historic lighthouse.
The ceremony, which will mark their formal takeover of the site, is being held at 11.30am.
The final £4,000 needed to purchase the mull of Galloway has been secured by the Mull of Galloway Trust.
The money, which has been awarded by the Galloway Association, means that the Trust now has the full £300,000 required for the community buyout of the 30 acre site.
The site includes three cottages, the RSPB centre and the fog horn, however it does not include the actual lighthouse tower which remains in the ownership of the Northern Lighthouse Board.
The president of the Trust, Angus Rex, said:
"The Galloway Association of Glasgow is delighted to be able to support the community buyout, to protect and develop this famous Galloway location to the benefit of the local people and its many visitors.
"The Association, founded in 1791, continues to provide financial assistance to projects that benefit non-commercial good causes within Galloway, particularly the arts, education, community groups and individuals.”
The Communuty Ballot held last week in Kirkrmaiden proved overwhelmingly in favour of the Mull of Galloway Trust continuing with their bid to purchase the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.
The ballot was held over three days and was counted last Saturday (9th March) in the Church Hall, Drummore.
Dr Aileen McLoud, MSP acted as the independent Ballot Assessor.
Providing the Trust are successful in their funding application, they are aiming for the 4th July for the actual purchase to take place.