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Rona Lighthouse

This isolated lighthouse on Rona, at the north end of the Isle of Raasay, was built in 1857. The light serves the Sound of Raasay now an important Ministry of Defence torpedo testing range. For many years prior to 1857 the only light on Rona was provided by Janet Mackenzie - a widow who is said to have lost her husband and sons when their boat hit the rocks. She kept a light burning in the front of her cottage as a guide to any boats entering the natural harbour on the west side of the island.

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