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Stroma Lighthouse

aka Swilkie Point Lighthouse


Location Guide


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

Off the Northern-most point of Stroma, is the Swilkie, the most dangerous whirlpool in the Pentland Firth, occasioned by the meeting of four or five contrary tides.

According to Icelandic legend, the Swilkie is the place where the salt which maintains the saltiness of the oceans is ground in a giant quern, stolen from King Frodi by a sea-king named Mysing.

Lighthouse information Grid


Stroma Lighthouse, Caithness

Current status:


Geographic Position:

058 41.754'N  003 07.014'W

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Ceremonial County:



White tower

Map Link:

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Aerial photo:


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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

 23 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

32 metres

Character of light:

Flashing (2) White every 20 secs

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

26 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:






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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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By: Tracey Park Section:  Lighthouses Section Key:
Page Ref: Stroma Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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