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Outdoor Fiber Optic Lighting Projects

Abbotsford House

Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders is the iconic home of Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott, whose best-selling novel Waverley revolutionized 19th-century fiction. His beautiful Scottish baronial house is in a prime site on the banks of the River Tweed, one of Scotland's best salmon fishing rivers.

As well as writing novels, Scott had a great passion for tree planting and landscaping, and the Abbotsford walled gardens and estates are largely his own work. This means any changes naturally have to be sensitive to the historic significance of the site.

The Abbotsford Trust approached UFO and asked us to supply and install an energy-efficient lighting system to light up the outdoor area. This included feature lighting for some of the wonderful archways and historic carvings in the walled gardens.

Our new LP6 LED paver fittings suited the energy efficiency brief perfectly, so we installed 40 of these low-power light fittings at the foot of the arches lining the garden paths. These provide a warm white color temperature with color rendering of 80, blending beautifully with the dramatic backdrop of Abbotsford House.

To illuminate the stone carvings scattered throughout the grounds, we chose 50 of our new LB1 LED light, which is articulated to allow flexible adjustment. Like the LP6s, these lights have also been specified in a warm white color temperature, to provide an extra air of mystique to these gorgeous gardens.


Melrose, Scotland


Outdoor Lighting


Abbotsford Trust

 Products used

UFO LP6 pavers

 Date completed

September 2015