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Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Said to be the windiest place in the UK, it was a seriously isolated spot in 1862 when the tall, 37m (12 ft) red brick...

Stoer Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The keepers of this lighthouse, built in 1870, some 12 miles by single track road from Lochinver were relatively self...

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The most northerly point on the Scottish mainland has had a lighthouse since 1831.

There is a car park close to the...

Rattray Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This lighthouse, built in 1895, marked a particularly dangerous part of the east coast. Just half a mile offshore and...

Rona Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This isolated lighthouse on Rona, at the north end of the Isle of Raasay, was built in 1857.

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built in 1821 at the top of this 91m (300ft) high headland, this was Shetlands first lighthouse. It was also the site of one...

Bell Rock Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The oldest existing rock lighthouse in the British Isles, it marks the notorious Bell or Inchcape Rock, a largely submerged...

Fair Isle South Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built in 1892 this was the most dangerous lighthouse to be stationed at during the Second World War. It was bombed by German...

Cape Wrath Lighthouse

Nr Durness, Scotland, UK

On Scotland’s most north westerly tip the light house, built in 1828, can be reached by a short ferry crossing and...

Fidra Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This uninhabited island off North Berwick acquired its lighthouse in 1885. It is one of the islands, Unst is another,...

Skerryvore Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The construction of Scotland’s tallest 48m (158ft) high lighthouse, on a treacherous low lying reef 10 miles south-west of...

Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

Neist Point Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

The lighthouse, built in 1909, has one of the most dramatic situations of any Scottish lighthouse.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built on Scotland’s most southerly point with views, on a clear day, of England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and even Wales,...

Bressay Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Conspicuous on the approach to Lerwick from the south, this lighthouse was completed in 1858 and can be reached by road from...

1 Butt of Lewis Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Stoer Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
3 Dunnet Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
4 Rattray Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
5 Rona Lighthouse Scotland, UK
6 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
7 Bell Rock Lighthouse Scotland, UK
8 Fair Isle South Lighthouse Scotland, UK
9 Cape Wrath Lighthouse Nr Durness, Scotland, UK
10 Fidra Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Skerryvore Lighthouse Scotland, UK
12 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
13 Neist Point Lighthouse Scotland, UK
14 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Scotland, UK
15 Bressay Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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