1st April 2021. The National Coastwatch Institution is to adopt a new colour scheme for all their watch stations in England and Wales.
There have long been concerns that the predominantly white painted lookout stations around the coast of England and Wales do not stand out sufficiently and can be easily overlooked. It has therefore been decided that by the end of the year all NCI stations will be painted in a bright fluorescent yellow finish with a dayglow red trim. Any wording will be in a subtle bright blue colour.
A spokesperson for NCI said “We are very excited about this new livery. Instead of the traditional plain white or blue colour scheme which can easily be lost on a hillside, this new vibrant colour scheme will ensure that our stations stand out without being too intrusive”.
The picture shows one of our NCI stations that is currently testing the new livery.