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Name: Bass Rock Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
North Berwick, , United Kingdom

Location: Small island one mile off southeast coast of Scotland, in the Firth of Forth, three miles NE of North Berwick.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


This lighthouse was designed by D. Alan Stevenson.

Tower Height: 66

Height of Focal Plane: 151

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds, range 10 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1988 (was three blasts at four second intervals every two minutes)

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse can be seen from cruises from the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. See


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