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Fidra Lighthouse

East Lothian

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The island is located northwest of North Berwick, and is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's book Treasure Island. Like Bass Rock Lighthouse, it is an important nesting ground for seabirds. For details on the wildlife you will find on the island see Fidra, East Lothian.

It was built in 1885 and automated in 1970. The lighthouse is accessible via jetty on the east end of the island. However the best way to see it is via one of the cruises from the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

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Fidra Lighthouse, East Lothian

Current status:


Geographic Position:

56 04.399'N   002 47.125'W

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Ceremonial County:

East Lothian


White Tower

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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

17 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

34 metres

Character of light:

Flashing (4) White every 30 seconds

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

24 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

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Lighthouse Map of Scotland

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List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  

Fidra, East Lothian



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