|Alma mater||Edinburgh University|
|Employer||Northern Lighthouse Board|
|Children||Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson
Jean Margaret Alan Stevenson
Dorothea Francis Alan Stevenson
Katharine Elizabeth Alan Stevenson (m. Sidney de Mattos)
|Parent(s)||Robert Stevenson (father)|
|Relatives||David Stevenson (brother)
Thomas Stevenson (brother)
Alan Stevenson FRSE MInstCE (1807, Edinburgh – 1865, Portobello, Edinburgh) was a Scottish lighthouse engineer who was Engineer to the Board of Northern Lighthouses. Among his notable works is the Skerryvore Lighthouse.
A member of the famous Stevenson family of engineers, eldest son of Robert Stevenson, and brother of David and Thomas Stevenson, between 1843 and 1853 he built thirteen lighthouses in and around Scotland. The writer Robert Louis Stevenson was the son of Thomas and thus the nephew of Alan Stevenson.
He is buried in the Stevenson family plot in New Calton Cemetery.
Lighthouses by Alan Stevenson
- Little Ross (1843)
- Isle of May Low Light (1843)
- Skerryvore (1844)
- Covesea Skerries (1846)
- Chanonry Point (1846)
- Cromarty (1846)
- Cairn Point, Loch Ryan (1847)
- Noss Head (1849)
- Ardnamurchan (1849)
- Sanda (1850)
- Hestan Island (1850)
- Hoy High and Hoy Low, Graemsay (1851)
- Arnish Point (1853)
- Eilean Musdile (Lismore)
- Biographical Sketch of the Late Robert Stevenson: Civil Engineer, read at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, at the meeting of 17 February 1851. From Google Book Search
- A Rudimentary Treatise on the History, Construction and Illumination of Lighthouses, 1850, from Google Book Search
- Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index (PDF). II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
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