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Name: Start Point Lighthouse (Scotland)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sandquoy, , United Kingdom

Location: Start Island, off eastern end of Isle of Sanday, Orkney Islands, north of Scotland.


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Photo: John Mobbs
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Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board

Website: http://www.nlb.org.uk
Email: enquiries@nlb.org.uk

Contact Address Information:
84 George Street
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Notes:
This lighthouse was designed by engineers Thomas Smith and Robert Stevenson.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 79

Characteristic and Range: Flashing White (2) every 20 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical tower with black and white vertical stripes.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1806

Date Present Tower Built: 1870

Date Automated: 1962

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
If you wish to cross the tidal causeway from the Sanday Trail to Start Island and the lighthouse, accurate tidal information is required. It is a 25 minutes walk each way. Keep strictly to the path as the rest of Start Island is private property. Visitors wishing to see the interior of the lighthouse must be accompanied.

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