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Tarbet Ness Lighthouse

Ross-shire

Location Guide

 

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

This lighthouse is the third tallest in Scotland. Built by Robert Stevenson, it was first oeprational in 1830.

It stands on the point of a headland, northeast of Portmahomack, that separates Dornoch Firth from Moray Firth.

According to Highland folklore the site of this lighthouse was used as a meeting place for witches covens and prior to that it used to be a Roman Fort.

Photo by David Maclennan


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Tarbet Ness Lighthouse, Ross-shire

Current status:

Working

Geographic Position:

057 51.908'N  003 46.600'W

Grid Reference:

NH947876

Ceremonial County:

Ross & Cromarty

Appearance:

White tower with two red bands. There are 203 steps to the top of tower

Map Link:

Multimap       Get A Map

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com

Other photos:

Geograph

Originally built:

1830

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

41 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

53 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

Getting there:

 

Access:

 

Website:

NLB    

Other Useful Websites:

Wikipedia 

Routes:  
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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  

Notes:

 

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