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Name: Skerryvore Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Balemartine, , United Kingdom

Location: Off west coast of Scotland.

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Photo: Stan Tott
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Managing Organization:
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 for more information.


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