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Crammag Head Lighthouse


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This is near the southern tip of mainland Scotland.

There has been a lighthouse on Crammag Head since 1913. The image above was the original lighthouse, which stood 26 metres high, this has now been replaced by a new lighthouse which became operational in December 2009.

The current light tower is 7 metres high and the light has an elevation of 35 metres and a range of 18 miles. Apparently everything used in its construction was brought in by ship and helicopter, with all the waste and leftover material being removed in the same way.

It's position is about 5 miles north west of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.

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Crammag Head Lighthouse, Wigtownshire

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round cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, painted white, mounted on a concrete pad.

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photo of 2009 lighthouse    photo of original

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Height of Tower:

7 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

35 metres

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white flash every 20 s.

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18 miles

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site and tower closed - private property



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For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Scotland

Featured List of lighthouses - Scotland 

List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse



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Page Ref: Crammag Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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