Northern Lighthouse Board
This lighthouse was designed by engineer Robert Stevenson.
Tower Height: 66
Height of Focal Plane: 344
Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1831
Date Present Tower Built: 1831
Date Automated: 1989
Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was 3 blasts every 90 seconds).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Rowland Brooks writes: "Officially the grounds around the lighthouse are private, as the old lighthouse accommodation building is now a private home. You can get good photos from the public viewing area. However, as long as permission is requested from the owners, there should be no problem if someone wanted a closer view."
Keepers: Allan Tulloch (c. 1986)