Northern Lighthouse Board
This lighthouse, the tallest in Britain, was designed by Alan Stevenson, uncle of author Robert Louis Stevenson. It took 150 men seven years to build the tower. A fire gutted the lighthouse in 1954.
Tower Height: 158
Height of Focal Plane: 150
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1844
Date Present Tower Built: 1844
Date Deactivated: 1954-1959
Fog Signal: One blast every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
A shore station with a signal tower on the Island of Tiree now serves as a museum with displays on the history of Skerryvore Lighthouse. See www.hebrideantrust.org/tiree.htm for more information.