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Skerryvore Lighthouse


Location Guide

Skerryvore is a remote reef found 10 miles south of the island of Tiree. The reef's highest point is 3 metres above sea level.

This location guide is partly done, we are currently working on it and it should be completed in the next month.

Photo by Matthew Hatton

The lighthouse was built in 1844 by Alan Stevenson on this rock outcrop and it stands 48m or 156ft tall, making it the tallest lighthouse in the UK. It was automated in 1994.

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Skerryvore Lighthouse, Argyllshire

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Geographic Position:

56 19.381'N   007 06.865'W

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Grey granite tower. There are 151 steps to the top

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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

48 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

46 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 10 secs

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

23 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

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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  



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