Northern Lighthouse Board
Engineer Robert Stevenson designed this lighthouse. It is the third tallest in Scotland (North Ronaldsay and Skerryvore are taller) .
Tower Height: 135
Height of Focal Plane: 174
Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 24 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, conical tower with two red horizontal bands.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1830
Date Present Tower Built: 1830
Date Automated: 1985
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.