The Lighthouses of Scotland

This page shows the majority of the Lighthouses of mainland Scotland. You can click on the photo of the light to go to it's specific (larger resolution) copy. Each lighthouse name is linked to (in our editorial opinion) the best reference site for that light. Downloadable copies of this pictures are stored on the web. The pictures below are "active", if you press on one, you'll be directly connected to the site with that picture (or one very similar) at a much higher resolution.
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Northern Islands

SC 1 Muckle Flugga
latitude 60° 51' 19.5" N longitude 53' 7.7" W

This is the northern most light in Scotland. It is farther north than Bergen Norway, St. Petersburg Russia or the Alaskan peninsula.

You can take a ferry to Lerwick (Shetland), then proceed to Unst. The trip includes 2 "roll-on roll-off" ferry crossings. Once reaching Herma Nest, you still have along walk to the shore where there is a good view of the light. (A 3832) ARLHS # SCO-139

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

 Muckle Flugga
SC 2  Point of Fethaland Point of Fethaland
latitude 60° 38' 3.1" N longitude 1° 18' 41.8" W

At the northern tip of the Shetland Islands, if you're up to a 3-4 hour walk, you can get here. (A 3817.5) ARLHS # SCO-173

Photo courtesy Peter Sanderson [Flickr]

SC 3 Esha Ness
latitude 60° 29' 21" N longitude 1° 37' 39" W

Eshaness is the "get away from it all" lighthouse situated as it is some 64km or 1hours drive away from the bright lights of Lerwick. To make a booking, or to enquire further, please Contact them. amenitytrust (A 3838) ARLHS # SCO-075

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

 Esha Ness
SC 4 Firths Voe Firths Voe
latitude 60° 27' 12.6" N longitude 1° 10' 37.8" W

Shetland Island, very north (A 3812) ARLHS # SCO-082

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 5 Out Skerries
latitude 60° 25' 28.2" N longitude 43' 40.8" W

("Out" is derived from the Norwegian for "East".) The islands are accessible by a daily ferry. ferry

Located on Bound Skerry, a small island at the extreme eastern end of the island group. Accessible only by boat. (A 3807) ARLHS # SCO-164

Photo courtesy Kees Aalbersberg [ListOfLights]

Out Skerries
SC 6 Bressay Bressay (Kirkabister Ness)
latitude 60° 7' 11.9" N longitude 1° 7' 17.7" W

South mouth of Lerwick Harbour. (A 3776) ARLHS # SCO-021

Photo courtesy bgn802 [webshots]

SC 7 Sumburgh Head
latitude 59° 51' 14.2" N longitude 1° 16' 29" W

At the southern tip of Shetlands, right next to the Sumburg airport. (A 3766) ARLHS # SCO-232

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

 Sumburgh Head
SC 8  Fair Isle North Fair Isle North
latitude 59° 33' 7.6" N longitude 1° 36' 34.4" W

Fair Isle can be reached from the Shetland mainland either by the island mailboat Good Shepherd IV, or by 8-seater 'Islander' aircraft. (A 3756) ARLHS # SCO-078

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

SC 9 Fair Isle South
latitude 59° 30' 49.8" N longitude 1° 39' 9.6" W

Good Shepherd bookings +44 (0)1595 760222 (A 3750) ARLHS # SCO-079

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

 Fair Isle South
SC 10  North Ronaldsay North Ronaldsay
latitude 59° 23' 3.4" N longitude 2° 22' 16.3" W

Tours are available on Sunday sailing days throughout the summer and by arrangement with B. Muir, lighthouse keeper keeper (A 3722) ARLHS # SCO-155

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 11 Start Point
latitude 59° 16' 38.4" N longitude 2° 22' 33.6" W

Easternmost lighthouse of the Orkneys, located on a small island off the northeastern tip of Sanday Island. Sanday is accessible by ferry, and the lighthouse can be reached on foot at low tide. Don't confuse this light with the Start Point in Southern England. EN42 (A 3718) ARLHS # SCO-225

Photo courtesy Beth Loft [Flickr]

Start Point
SC 12  Noup Head Noup Head
latitude 59° 19' 51.9" N longitude 3° 4' 13.2" W

Starting from East Kirbest, there is a nature trail (5 miles long) that ends up at the lighthouse. trail (A 3736) ARLHS # SCO-158

Photo courtesy Bruce McAdam [Flickr]

SC 13 Brough of Birsay
latitude 59° 8' 12.7" N longitude 3° 20' 21" W

The island and lighthouse are only accessible for about 5-6 hours when the tide is low. A concrete path leads across the rocks. (A 3700) ARLHS # SCO-023

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

 Brough of Birsay
SC 14  North Rona North Rona
latitude 59° 7' 16.6" N longitude 5° 48' 53.3" W

Accessible only by boat in difficult seas (boats can be chartered from Lewis). (A 3869) ARLHS # SCO-153

Photo courtesy Kees Aalbersberg [ListOfLights]

SC 15 Sule Skerry
latitude 59° 5' 4" N longitude 4° 24' 26.2" W

Sule Skerry had the distinction, acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records of being the remotest manned lighthouse in Scotland (in fact in Britain). Its position is given in the publication as being 35 miles offshore and 45 miles north west of Dunnet Head, Caithness. (A 3868) ARLHS # SCO-231

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

 Sule Skerry
SC 16  Hoy Low Hoy Low Oxan
latitude 58° 56' 25.2" N longitude 3° 18' 36" W
June 10, 2005

Technically, the Hoy lights are both on the island of Graemsay. These pictures are taken from the road on Main Island, so the lights are still quite a ways out there (and the weather wasn't all that great either) (A 3644) ARLHS # SCO-174

SC 16a

Since I think most of you would actually like to know what Hoy Low looks like, here's Giorgio's photo. Note the observation room for artillery to the right of the light - this was the path into Scapa Flow Harbor in World War II, and German boats did come in here.

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 17  Hoy High Hoy High (Taing of Sandside)
latitude 58° 56' 8.4" N longitude 3° 16' 24" W
June 10, 2005

This marks the main channel into the Scapa Flow harbor. Note that the Hoy lights are built as range lights (or Leading Lights as they are called in Europe) to aid navigation through Hoy Sound.

You can reach Graemsay on the passenger-only ferry that sails from Stromness pier to Moaness, calling at Graemsay. (A 3644.1) ARLHS # SCO-104

SC 18 Helliar Holm
latitude 59° 1' 8" N longitude 2° 54' 3.7" W
June 11, 2005

The normal channel is to go due North leaving Kirkwall. Since we were in a "small" boat, we turned south as fast as the shore allows and this light was on the port (left) side. (A 3684) ARLHS # SCO-094

 Helliar Holm
SC 19 Auskerry Auskerry
latitude 59° 1' 33.1" N longitude 2° 34' 21.6" W

On Auskerry Island. This is in Stronsay Firth. (A 3680) ARLHS # SCO-011

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 20 Copinsay
latitude 58° 53' 46.2" N longitude 2° 40' 20" W

Copinsay is a small island about 5 km southeast of Point of Ayre on the east side of Orkney Mainland. Formerly inhabited, the island is now a sanctuary owned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat, should be visible from Point of Ayre. (A 3676) ARLHS # SCO-049

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

Copinsay
SC 21 Tor Ness Tor Ness
latitude 58° 46' 45.1" N longitude 3° 17' 32.3" W

Located at the southwestern corner of Hoy marking the northwestern entrance to Pentland Firth, 13 km north of Dunnet Head Light on the mainland. The site does not appear to be accessible by road. (A 3600) ARLHS # SCO-244

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 22 Cantick Head
latitude 58° 47' 13.5" N longitude 3° 7' 53.1" W

A self catering holiday on the island of Hoy. (A 3602) ARLHS # SCO-038

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Cantick Head
SC 23  Strathy Point Strathy Point
latitude 58° 35' 55.6" N longitude 4° 1' 7.2" W

This was the last light built (1958) that was intended for manned operation. All later lights were intended for automated operation. It was automated in 1997.

Located at the end of a long promontory on the central north coast, about 6 km north of Strathy. Accessible by road off the A836 highway just west of Strathy. ARLHS # SCO-227

Photo courtesy ChiChi [Flickr]

SC 23L Loch Eriboll (Whiten Head)
latitude 58° 31' 0.5" N longitude 4° 38' 54.4" W

Located on a headland at the eastern entrance to the loch about 8 km north of Inverhope on the north coast of Scotland. This site does not appear to be accessible by road. (A 3874) ARLHS # SCO-126

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [ListOfLights]

Loch Eriboll
SC 24 Dunnet Head Dunnet Head
latitude 58° 40' 16.6" N longitude 3° 22' 36.4" W

Most northerly point of the Scottish mainland, 2.4 miles north of John O'Groats. The Visitor Centre is off the A836 Thurso to John O'Groats road, about 15 minutes drive from Thurso. (A 3574) ARLHS # SCO-063

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 24A Holburn Head

Nestled into the hillside of Thurso Bay, Holburn Head is one of the simplest lights to see. You can see it from the town of Thurso, driving your car west to A836 or from the P&O ferries to the Orkneys. This light was discontinued in August 2003 following alterations to the port facility. ARLHS # SCO-097

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Holburn Head
SC 25 Stroma Stroma
latitude 58° 41' 44.9" N longitude 3° 7' 0.1" W

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. (A 3568) ARLHS # SCO-228

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

SC 26 Pentland Skerries
latitude 58° 41' 25" N longitude 2° 55' 28.1" W

Twin towers 60' apart. The Pentland Skerries are small rocky islands obstructing the eastern entrance to Pentland Firth. Located on Muckle Skerry, the largest of the group, about 8 km northeast of Duncansby Head on the mainland and 6 km south of Brough Ness, South Ronaldsay, in the Orkneys. (A 3562) ARLHS # SCO-169

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

Pentland Skerries

Northern Scotland

SC 27 Duncansby Head Duncansby Head (Dùn Gasbaith)
latitude 58° 38' 34.8" N longitude 3° 1' 46.2" W

The light station marks the extreme northern end of Scotland's east coast and the southeastern entrance to Pentland Firth, which separates the mainland from the Orkney. Located about 5 km east of Gohn o' Groats.

That is Pentland Skerries (see above) in the distance (A 3558) ARLHS # SCO-062

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 28 Cape Wrath
latitude 58° 37' 32" N longitude 4° 59' 56.3" W

To access the cape Wrath you must first take a ferry across the Kyle of Durness (from Durness, Scotland) which takes approximately a quarter of an hour. On completion of the ferry trip there is an optional bus which takes you to the Cape Wrath Lighthouse. (A 3880) ARLHS # SCO-039

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

 Cape Wrath
SC 29  Butt of Lewis Butt of Lewis
latitude 58° 30' 55.5" N longitude 6° 15' 40.3" W

It is the northernmost point of the Isle of Lewis (A 3968) ARLHS # SCO-027

Photo courtesy rasmab [webshots]

SC 30 Stoer Head
latitude 58° 14' 24.1" N longitude 5° 24' 10.9" W

This picture is taken from our Celtic Lands cruise. Situated 10 miles north of the picturesque fishing village of Lochinve, you can rent a flat here. While the tower is short (45'), it's on top of a 200' cliff. rent (A 3882) ARLHS # SCO-226

 Stoer Head
SC 30C Rubha Cadail Rubha Cadail (Rhue)
latitude 57° 55' 30.8" N longitude 5° 13' 23.1" W

The lighthouse is on the point separating Loch Kanaird and Loch Broom, marking the north side of the entrance to the upper portion of Loch Broom and the harbor of Ullapool. Accessible by a short walk from the village of Rhue, off the A835 highway about 5 km north of Ullapool. ullapool (A 3885) ARLHS # SCO-193

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]

SC 30H Cailleach Head

Located on the tip of the peninsula separating Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom, about 16 km southwest of Ullapool. This site does not appear to be accessible by road. (A 3887) ARLHS # SCO-028

SC 31 Flannan Islands Eilean Mor
latitude 58° 16' 59.9" N longitude 7° 34' 59.9" W

The Flannan Isles (Scottish Gaelic: na h-Eileanan Flannach) are an island group in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, lying several miles west of Lewis. (A 4028) ARLHS # SCO-084

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

 Flannan Islands
SC 31A Arnish Point Arnish Point
latitude 58° 11' 28.6" N longitude 6° 22' 14.2" W

Western entrance to Stornoway Harbour, Western Isles, Scotland. (A 3976) ARLHS # SCO-010

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 32 Tiumpan Head
latitude 58° 15' 39.2" N longitude 6° 8' 21.5" W

Located at the end of the Eye Peninsula about 14 km northeast of Stornoway. Accessible by road. (A 3972) ARLHS # SCO-242

Photo courtesy Dick Davies [Flickr]

Tiumpan Head
SC 33  Rubha Reidh Rubha Reidh
latitude 57° 51' 31.9" N longitude 5° 48' 42.3" W

With improved road, rail and air links to Inverness, getting to the outer reaches of the North West Highlands is easier than you may have thought! There is an excellent public bus service to Gairloch where a taxi can be ordered to take you the 12 miles to the lighthouse. bus (A 3900) ARLHS # SCO-191

SC 33A Ardtreck Point
latitude 57° 20' 21.8" N longitude 6° 25' 47.4" W

Located on a promontory on the south side of Loch Harport about 3 km northwest of Portnalong on the southwestern side of the Isle of Skye. Site open; it is possible to walk to the light from Portnalong (A 4068) ARLHS # SCO-009

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [MOBMM]

Ardtreck Point
SC 33V Waternish (Vaternish) Point Waternish (Vaternish) Point
latitude 57° 36' 27.7" N longitude 6° 38' 3.1" W

Located at the northwestern point of the Isle of Skye on the tip of the Vaternish peninsula, about 7 km north of Trumpan. Accessible by hiking from the end of the road near Trumpan. (A 4056) ARLHS # SCO-252

Photo courtesy Kathryn Goodenough [Flickr]

SC 34 Eilean Glas
latitude 57° 51' 24.8" N longitude 6° 38' 31.2" W

Located on the island of Scalpay in the Western Isles of Scotland. (A 3990) ARLHS # SCO-069

Photo courtesy Charles Cook [Flickr]

Eilean Glas
SC 35 Rona Rona (South Rona)
latitude 57° 34' 41.2" N longitude 5° 57' 32.8" W

Located northeast of Skye and north of Raasay, the island has been uninhabited since the 1920s but is popular as a wilderness vacation destination. The lighthouse is at the northern tip of the island, marking the entrances to the Sound of Raasay to the west and the Inner Sound to the east. Accessible only by boat. (A 3904) ARLHS # SCO-185

Photo courtesy Kirsty Fyfe [Flickr]

SC 35D Eyre Point
latitude 57° 20' 0.8" N longitude 6° 1' 17" W

This lighthouse is not to be confused with the Point of Ayre light on the Isle of Man the Point of Ayr Lighthouse in Wales, or the Ayr Harbour light on the Firth of Clyde. The original lighthouse here was replaced by a new structure in 2001. This light is located near the south point of the Isle of Raasay, northeast of Skye. (A 3909.6) ARLHS # SCO-077

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Eyre Point
SC 35E Eilean a Chait Eilean a Chait

Located on a small island at the entrance to Loch Carron just north of Plockton and about 10 km northeast of Kyle of Lochalsh. Accessible only by boat. ARLHS # SCO-348

Photo courtesy Jon Royle [geograph]

SC 35F Eilean Bàn (Kyleakin)
latitude 57° 16' 39.8" N longitude 5° 44' 32.8" W

The Skye Bridge (A87), completed in 1995, now crosses Eilean Bàn lengthwise. Thus, like the Mackinaw Light in Michigan, the bridge provides a better aid to navigation than the light does. ARLHS # SCO-115

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]

Eilean Bàn
SC 35G Eileanan Dubha Eileanan Dubha

Located on a small skerry in Loch Alsh about 1.5 km east of the Eilean Bàn lighthouse. Accessible only by boat, there's a good view from a parking area on the A87 highway on the north (mainland) side of the loch. (A 3927) ARLHS # SCO-072

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [M0BMM]

SC 35H Kylerhea
latitude 57° 14' 13.7" N longitude 5° 39' 55.7" W

Kyle Rhea is a narrow strait connecting Loch Alsh with the Sound of Sleat to the south, separating the Isle of Skye from the mainland. Located on the west (Isle of Skye) side of the strait about 1 km north of the Kylerhea ferry terminal, clearly visible from the ferry. ARLHS # SCO-116

Photo courtesy Jo Waddell [Flickr]

Kylerhea
SC 35K Sandaig (1910) (relocated)

When a new light was built in 2002, the lighthouse was relocated to Glenelg, on the mainland. Nicely restored, the tower is located next to the Glenelg ferry terminal. ferry

SC 35M Sandaig (2002) (Camusfearna)

Located on a small island in the Sound of Sleat just off the mainland near Sandaig and about 5 km east of Ornsay. Accessible only by boat. (A 3940) ARLHS # SCO-200

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Sandaig (2002)
SC 36 Neist Point
latitude 57° 17' 54.2" N longitude 7° 11' 37.3" W

Located on a small island in the western part of the uninhabited Monach group, about 11 km southwest of the western point of North Uist.

Note that by title, this is a duplicate of SC37. The description and the ARLHS reference suggest there are two. SC37 ARLHS # SCO-249

SC 36M Monach Isles (Shillay)
latitude 57° 31' 33.2" N longitude 7° 41' 42.1" W

Located on a small island in the western part of the uninhabited Monach group, about 11 km southwest of the western point of North Uist. Accessible only by boat. This old lighthouse was replaced by the little white tower you see on the left, but work is underway to relight the old tower (A 4020.5) ARLHS # SCO-343

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

Monach Isles
SC 37 Neist Point Neist Point
latitude 57° 25' 24.5" N longitude 6° 47' 17.8" W

At the northwest corner of the Isle of Skye, Duirinish Peninsula, Scotland. It currently has a private owner and 3 self-catering cottages.

Once on the Isle of Skye, head for Dunvegan. Drive south from Dunvegan on the A863, then turn onto B884 until there is a turn for Waterstein. Take this road and drive to the car park. From there it's about an hour walk to the light. (The steps are steep, but have a a handrail) (A 4064) ARLHS # SCO-147

SC 38 Ornsay
latitude 57° 9' 3.4" N longitude 5° 46' 53" W

To reach the light, you must drive south after you cross the Skye Bridge. You can drive to the village of Sleat, or you can take a popular walk of 12 miles. The light is on a tidal island so you must arrive at low tide. (A 3942) ARLHS # SCO-161

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

Ornsay
SC 38P Point of Sleat Point of Sleat

Located at the southernmost point of the Isle of Skye, marking the west side of the entrance to the Sound of Sleat. There are picnic tables near the light. Accessible by a popular hike of about 13 km roundtrip from Aird of Sleat at the end of the A851 highway. (A 3952) ARLHS # SCO-219

Photo courtesy John Jones [Flickr]

SC 38S Canna (Sanday)
latitude 57° 2' 49.3" N longitude 6° 27' 57.4" W

Located at the eastern tip of Sanday, an uninhabited island joined to Canna by a footbridge. Canna, westernmost of the Small Isles, is accessible by passenger ferry from Mallaig. The lighthouse is accessible by a hiking trail. ARLHS # SCO-037

Photo courtesy Saint.Tobias [Flickr]

Canna
SC 39  Hyskeir Hyskeir
latitude 56° 58' 9.7" N longitude 6° 40' 49.3" W

Situated on rocks approximately 5 miles south west of Canna and 8 miles west of the island of Rhum. This is so remote that it was the experimental place for resupply by aircraft. In spite of being remote, it also is known for the garden of superb vegetables the keepers kept while the light was manned. (A 4076) ARLHS # SCO-106

Photo courtesy John Jones [Flickr]

SC 39E Eigg

The Isle of Eigg is accessible by passenger ferry from Mallaig, but the lighthouse is located on a much smaller island, Eilean Chathastail, which shelters Glamisdale, Eigg's only safe harbor, at the southeastern tip of the larger island. Accessible only by boat. ferry (A 4080) ARLHS # SCO-066

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [ListOfLights]

Eigg
SC 40 Ardnamurchan Ardnamurchan (Àird nam Murchan).
latitude 56° 43' 37.6" N longitude 6° 13' 33.5" W
June 9, 2005

We saw this light as we left Tobermory and sailed north. This is now an exhibition place with interactive displays for children, scientific experiments and exciting graphics. More information can be had from (01972) 510210 (A 4082) ARLHS # SCO-005

SC 40B Bunessan (Eileanan Liathanaitch, Gray Islands)
latitude 56° 20' 34" N longitude 6° 16' 22.3" W

Located on a small island in the entrance to Loch na Lathaich and the harbor of Bunessan, on the north side of the southwestern peninsula of the Isle of Mull. Accessible only by boat (A 4102) ARLHS # SCO-026

SC 41 Ardmore
latitude 56° 39' 21.7" N longitude 6° 7' 43" W

North and West of Tobermory (A 4107) ARLHS # SCO-004

Photo courtesy Alan Steward [geograph]

Ardmore
SC 42 Rubha Nan Gall Rubha Nan Gall
latitude 56° 38' 17.9" N longitude 6° 4' 1.2" W
June 9, 2005

Just as you leave Tobermory by water, this light is right (on the left side) on the headlands as the boat turns west (because, if you go due North, you hit land) (A 4112) ARLHS # SCO-194

SC 43 Barra Head
latitude 56° 47' 7.5" N longitude 7° 39' 12.9" W

Barra Head only referred to the southernmost headland of Berneray. (A 4020) ARLHS # SCO-016

Photo courtesy Marco Elzi [Flickr]

 Barra Head
SC 43F Green Islands (Eileanan Glasa)
latitude 56° 32' 15.4" N longitude 5° 54' 47" W

Located on the rock known as Dearg Sgeir, northernmost of a small group of islets in the middle of the Sound of Mull about 3 km northeast of Salen. Accessible only by boat. (A 4122) ARLHS # SCO-091

SC 43G Ardtornish Point
latitude 56° 31' 5" N longitude 5° 45' 13" W

Located on a headland jutting into the Sound of Mull from the mainland (north) side about 2.5 km east of Lochaline. (A 4124) ARLHS # SCO-008

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Ardtornish Point
SC 43H Duart Point Duart Point (William Black Memorial)
latitude 56° 26' 50.7" N longitude 5° 38' 45.9" W

Located on the easternmost point of the Isle of Mull, about 1200 m south of Duart Castle and 3 km east of Lochdon. Accessible by a short walk. Good views from the ferry between Oban and Craignure on the Isle of Mull. ferry (A 4174) ARLHS # SCO-295

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [ListOfLights]

SC 43K Lady's Rock
latitude 56° 26' 54.5" N longitude 5° 37' 2.2" W

The rock is named for the wife of a 16th century Scottish lord; according to the story, he stranded her on the rock when she failed to produce a male heir and assumed she drowned, but she was rescued by a passing fisherman. Located on a rock, submerged at high tide, southwest of Lismore Island off the entrance to Loch Linnhe. Accessible only by boat, good views from the ferry between Oban and Craignure on the Isle of Mull. ferry (A 4172) ARLHS # SCO-118

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Lady
SC 44 Scarinish
latitude 56° 30' 0.9" N longitude 6° 48' 15.8" W

Nearest Town or City: Hynish, United Kingdom. This light is described in the NGA List (114-4004) as being only 11 ft tall.

There a 3 lights here, one on the south side of the entrance, the others in a leading light range. (A 4092) ARLHS # SCO-204

SC 45 Lismore (Lios Mòr)
latitude 56° 27' 19.7" N longitude 5° 36' 26.4" W

The lighthouse marks the entrances from the Firth of Lorn to Loch Linnhe to the north and also to the Sound of Mull to the west. Located on Eilean Musdile, a small island just off the southwestern tip of Lismore Island. Accessible only by boat. (A 4170) ARLHS # SCO-121

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Lismore
SC 45E Sgeir Bhuidhe Sgeir Bhuidhe (Appin)
latitude 56° 33' 38.1" N longitude 5° 24' 38" W

Located on a rocky ledge just offshore on the west side of Loch Linnhe about 500 m north of Port Appin, opposite the northeastern end of Lismore Island. (A 4160) ARLHS # SCO-360

Photo courtesy The Amanda [Flickr]

SC 45F Corran Point (Ardgour)
latitude 56° 43' 15" N longitude 5° 14' 32.4" W

Located on the west side of the Narrows in Corran, just off the A861 highway. Accessible by road and easily viewed from the Corran Ferry, which crosses the loch just north of the Narrows. ferry (A 4132) ARLHS # SCO-051

Photo courtesy Adrian Powter [Flickr]

Corran Point
SC 45G Corpach Corpach
latitude 56° 50' 31.2" N longitude 5° 7' 27" W

This lighthouse and the next two are called "pepperpots" and are claimed to be the smallest lighthouses in Britain (there are other claimants). Located on the north side of the entrance to the Caledonian Canal from Loch Linnhe in Corpach, about 3 km north of Fort William. (A 4140) ARLHS # SCO-320

Photo courtesy abstractEffects [Flickr]

SC 45H Gairlochy
latitude 56° 55' 1.6" N longitude 4° 59' 15.2" W

Located on the south side of the canal's southbound exit from Loch Lochy about 800 m northeast of the locks at Gairlochy, accessible by a short hiking walking path. (A 3480) ARLHS # SCO-322

Photo courtesy Dave [Flickr]

Gairlochy
SC 45K Fort Augustus Fort Augustus
latitude 57° 8' 44.9" N longitude 4° 40' 29.4" W

Located at the southwestern end of Loch Ness in Fort Augustus, marking the east side of the canal's southbound exit from Loch Ness to a series of five locks. Accessible by a walking path. (A 3472) ARLHS # SCO-350

Photo courtesy Anthonioo [Flickr]

SC 45M Bona Narrows

Located at the northeastern end of Loch Ness in Lochend, marking the west side of the canal's northbound exit from Loch Ness to its smaller extension, Loch Dochfour, about 11 km southwest of Inverness. ARLHS # SCO-347

SC 46 Skerryvore

Built on a group of rocks 10 miles south of the Inner Hebridean island of Tiree (and the highest rock is only 10' above Mean High Tide). (A 4096) ARLHS # SCO-215

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

 Skerryvore

Southern Scotland

SC 47  Dubh Artach Dubh Artach

Located on a rock southwest of Mull and southeast of Skerryvore. Accessible only by helicopter. (A 4098) ARLHS # SCO-060

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

SC 47C Carraig Mhor (Carraig Mòr)
latitude 55° 50' 25.4" N longitude 6° 6' 7.7" W

Located on the west (Islay) side of the Sound of Islay about 1 km south of the ferry terminal at Port Askaig, marking the beginning of the narrowest portion of the strait separating Islay from Jura. (A 4238) ARLHS # SCO-042

SC 48 Ruvaal
latitude 55° 56' 10.9" N longitude 6° 7' 24.4" W

The light station is at the northeastern tip of Islay, marking the northern entrance to the Sound of Islay. The site is not accessible by road, although it is possible to reach it by hiking 12 km roundtrip from Bunnahabhain. (A 4236) ARLHS # SCO-183

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Ruvaal
SC 49  Mac Arthur Mac Arthur's Head

The lighthouse is accessible via a walking trail from Ardtalla, a 10 mile round trip. ARLHS # SCO-134

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 49E Dunollie
latitude 56° 25' 22.4" N longitude 5° 29' 2.8" W

This tiny lighthouse is a directional light guiding ships into Oban Harbour from the Firth of Lorne. Located just off the Corran Esplanade in Dunollie, on the north side of Oban. (A 4178) ARLHS # SCO-064

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Dunollie
SC 49F Sgeirean Dubha Sgeirean Dubha
latitude 55° 49' 58.1" N longitude 5° 56' 25.5" W

Located on the largest of several rocky islets in the Sound of Kerrara, the southern route from the Firth of Lorne to Oban. Accessible only by boat. (A 4231) ARLHS # SCO-358

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 49G Fladda
latitude 56° 14' 53.8" N longitude 5° 40' 50" W

Located on a small island about 3 km southwest of Cullipool on the Isle of Luing, marking the entrance to the Sound of Luing. Accessible only by boat. (Ecotours that visit the site are available.) tours (A 4190) ARLHS # SCO-083

Photo courtesy Michael Platt [Flickr]

Fladda
SC 49H Dubh Sgeir Dubh Sgeir
latitude 56° 14' 45.8" N longitude 5° 40' 10.8" W

The name, which means Black Rock in Gaelic, should be Sgeir Dubh, but the incorrect word order is traditional on light lists. Located about 800 m west of Cullipool on the largest of several rocky islets in the north end of the Sound of Luing. Accessible only by boat. (A 4192) ARLHS # SCO-061

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 49K The Garvellachs (Isles of the Sea)
latitude 56° 13' 2.7" N longitude 5° 49' 2.6" W

The lighthouse is at the southwestern tip of the archipelago on Eileach an Naoimh, the Isle of the Saints, famous as the site of a sixth century monastery founded by St. Brendan. Accessible only by boat, tours to the island are available. (A 4196) ARLHS # SCO-238

Photo courtesy Dr. Douglas Wilcox [kayak]

The Garvellachs
SC 49M Scalasaig Scalasaig
latitude 56° 4' 0.7" N longitude 6° 10' 54.5" W

Scalasaig is the principal town of the Isle of Colonsay, which is accessible by ferry from Oban. Located on a headland on the south side of the harbor entrance, about 500 m southeast of the ferry pier. ferry (A 4200)

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 50 Rhinns of Islay
latitude 55° 40' 22.6" N longitude 6° 30' 47.6" W

On the Isle of Orsay, it sits across an inlet from the beautiful fishing village of Portnahaven. To get here, you must take the ferry to Port Ellen, then take A846 to Brigend then travel A847 down the long finger of the Rinns Peninsula where the road will end in Portnahaven. If you want to inspect the lighthouse closely, you'll need to find a local fisherman to take you the 10 minutes across the inlet to Orsay. (A 4256) ARLHS # SCO-184

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

 Rhinns of Islay
SC 50C Port Charlotte Port Charlotte (Rubh' an Duin, Loch Indaal)
latitude 55° 44' 40.8" N longitude 6° 22' 20.1" W

Located on Loch Indaal, on the southeast side of the Rinns of Islay peninsula, at Port Charlotte (A 4254) ARLHS # SCO-198

Photo courtesy JWU [Flickr]

SC 50D Port Ellen (Carraig Fhada)
latitude 55° 37' 13" N longitude 6° 12' 42.1" W

Located on a rocky point at the western entrance to the harbor of Port Ellen on the southern peninsula of Islay. Accessible by road; the tower can be reached by a walkway at low tide. (A 4248) ARLHS # SCO-176

Photo courtesy Zan Milliagan [Flickr]

Port Ellen
SC 50E Eilean a Eilean a' Chuirn
latitude 55° 40' 6.8" N longitude 6° 1' 11.7" W

Located on a small island about 1.5 km south of Ardmore, marking the easternmost point of Islay. (A 4242) ARLHS # SCO-349

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 50F Carragh an t'Struith
latitude 55° 52' 18.1" N longitude 6° 5' 46.8" W

Located on the east (Jura) side of the Sound of Islay about 2.5 km north of the Feolin Ferry terminal. (A 4237) ARLHS # SCO-041

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Carragh an t
SC 50G Na Cuiltean Na Cuiltean

Located on a small island in the Sound of Jura about 4 km northeast of Rubha na Traille, the southernmost point of Jura. Accessible only by boat. (A 4232) ARLHS # SCO-146

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 50H Skervuile

Located on a rocky reef in the Sound of Jura about 3 km southeast of the entrance to Lowlandman's Bay on the southeastern coast of Jura. Accessible only by boat, there may be distant views from the A846 coastal road north of Craighouse. (A 4230) ARLHS # SCO-216

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Skervuile
SC 50K Ruadh Sgeir Ruadh Sgeir

Located on an isolated rock in middle of the Sound of Jura about 3 km off the northeastern coast of Jura and about 5 km off the coast of the mainland north of Carsaig Island. Accessible only by boat. (A 4226) ARLHS # SCO-188

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 50M Crinan
latitude 56° 5' 28.5" N longitude 5° 33' 21.8" W

The Crinan Canal, 14.5 km long, provides a shortcut between the Hebrides and the Clyde, eliminating a long trip around the Mull of Kintyre, Britain's longest peninsula. The canal was opened in 1801. Located at the westernmost lock of the canal in Crinan. canal (A 4212) ARLHS # SCO-257

Photo courtesy Rongo [Flickr]

Crinan
SC 50N Ardrishaig Ardrishaig Breakwater Head
latitude 56° 43.9" N longitude 5° 26' 37.1" W

The lighthouse appears to date from the late 1800s and is probably the second to stand on this site. Located at the end of the south breakwater in Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp, a branch of Loch Fyne, marking the eastern entrance to the canal. (A 4304) ARLHS # SCO-006

Photo courtesy Flickervegian [Flickr]

SC 51 Mull of Kintyre
latitude 55° 18' 37.4" N longitude 5° 48' 11.8" W

This light was constructed in 1787. Along with Kinnaird Head, it was the first light built in Scotland. This light was automated in 1996.

From Glasgow, take A82 to Tarbet, then take A83 to Tarbert and proceed the length of Kintyre to Campbeltown. There you must proceed south till you find the road that goes west to the lighthouse. This last stretch of road is not for the weak of heart. (A 4272) ARLHS # SCO-145

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Mull of Kintyre
SC 51A Rubh Rubh'an Eun

Located at the southeastern tip of the Isle of Bute, marking the west side of the entrance to the Clyde estuary. Accessible by a hike of about 5 km roundtrip from the end of the B88 secondary road in Kilchattan Bay. (A 4344) ARLHS # SCO-182

Photo courtesy Dr. Douglas Wilcox [kayak]

SC 51C Little Cumbrae (1757) (Cumaradh Beag)

One of the first Scottish lighthouses. Located on Lighthouse Hill, the highest point of the island, at an elevation of about 123 m ARLHS # SCO-359

Little Cumbrae (1757)
SC 51D Little Cumbrae (1793)

Robert Stevenson supervised the construction of the 1793 tower, thus inaugurating the Stevenson family's long association with Scottish lighthouses. Located on the west side of the island marking the east side of the entrance to the Clyde estuary. ARLHS # SCO-316

Photo courtesy Graeme Phanco [Flickr]

SC 51E Little Cumbrae (1997)
latitude 55° 43' 13.4" N longitude 4° 58' 1.8" W

Located on the west side of the island marking the east side of the entrance to the Clyde estuary. The 1997 light is the square tower to the right of the 1793 model. (A 4346) ARLHS # SCO-123

Photo courtesy Dr. Douglas Wilcox [kayak]

Little Cumbrae (1997)
SC 51F Sgat Mòr Sgat Mòr
latitude 55° 50' 51" N longitude 5° 18' 29.4" W

This lighthouse marks the east side of the entrance to Loch Fyne from the Sound of Bute. Located on a small island off the point of Rubha Stillaig about 3 km south of Portavadie. (A 4296) ARLHS # SCO-353

Photo courtesy Dr. Douglas Wilcox [kayak]

SC 51G Caladh

Located on the west side of the entrance to Loch Riddon about 4 km northeast of Tighnabruaich, not far off the A8003 highway.

Note that the only references to this light I can find relate to Galway Bay in Ireland ARLHS # SCO-304

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [M0BNN]

Caladh
SC 51H Toward Point Toward Point
latitude 55° 51' 44" N longitude 4° 58' 46.4" W

Located on the headland at the junction of the Clyde with the Kyles of Bute, the loch separating the Isle of Bute from the mainland. Accessible by road, just off the end of the A815 highway about 3 km south of Innellan. (A 4362) ARLHS # SCO-245

Photo courtesy Iain Donaldson [Flickr]

SC 51K Gantock Beacon
latitude 55° 56' 28.5" N longitude 4° 55' 6.4" W

This beacon marks a particularly dangerous rocky ledge, the Gantock Rocks, about 600 m southeast of Dunoon Castle in Dunoon. castle (A 4398) ARLHS # SCO-302

Photo courtesy Robbie Livingstone [geograph]

Gantock Beacon
SC 51M Carraig nan Ron Carraig nan Ron (Dog Rock)
latitude 56° 5' 60" N longitude 4° 51' 41.4" W

This lighthouse is located at a wild location on Loch Long at the entrance to Loch Goil, roughly 25 km north of Helensburgh. (A 4411.4) ARLHS # SCO-315

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [M0BNN]

SC 51N Ardencaple Castle (Castle Point Range Rear)
latitude 56° 50" N longitude 4° 45' 56.8" W

The front light is mounted on pilings in the Clyde. Located on Castle Point, the west side of the entrance to Rosneath Bay, west of Helensburgh. (A 4422.1) ARLHS # SCO-329

Photo courtesy ztephen [Flickr]

Ardencaple Castle
SC 52 Sanda Sanda
latitude 55° 16' 29.3" N longitude 5° 34' 57.6" W

Looks like a habitated island, but in the Irish Sea. You can take a boat trip (60-90 minutes) from Campbeltown. What makes the lighthouse so different is that the design incorporates a stone tower in 3 steps set against the face of the rock. This allows access to the water level in even the worst storms. (A 4274) ARLHS # SCO-301

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 53 Davaar
latitude 55° 25' 41.1" N longitude 5° 32' 26.8" W

An island east of Trench Flat (take A83 south as far as it goes). (A 4276) ARLHS # SCO-059

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Davaar
SC 54 Holy Island Inner Light Holy Island Inner Light
latitude 55° 30' 43.3" N longitude 5° 4' 13.6" W

An island east of the Isle of Arran. Boat trips are available from Northumberland +44 (1665) 720 308 boat (A 4330) ARLHS # SCO-101

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 54P Holy Island Outer (Piller Rock Point)
latitude 55° 30' 46.7" N longitude 5° 4' 5.4" W

This lighthouse is the third (after Sanda and Pladda) in the series of lights guiding ships into the Firth of Clyde. Located at Pillar Rock Point, the southeastern point of the island, about 1200 m northeast of the inner lighthouse. Accessible by hiking trail. (A 4332) ARLHS # SCO-100

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Holy Island Outer
SC 55 Pladda (High) Pladda (High)
latitude 55° 25' 30.3" N longitude 5° 7' 6" W

Pladda is a small island about 1.5 km south of Kildonan, off the southeastern point of the Isle of Arran. The light station guides ships entering the Firth of Clyde. (A 4326) ARLHS # SCO-172

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

SC 55B Pladda (Low)

located near the base of the high tower ARLHS # SCO-352

SC 55C Port Glasgow
latitude 55° 56' 15.1" N longitude 4° 41' 14.4" W

Located on a rocky ledge about 200 m off the Port Glasgow waterfront. Accessible only by boat, but easily seen from the waterfront. (A 4476) ARLHS # SCO-311

Photo courtesy praatafrikaans [Flickr]

Port Glasgow
SC 55D Steamboat Quay Steamboat Quay
latitude 55° 56' 14.8" N longitude 4° 41' 15.2" W

Located on the quay at Port Glasgow. (A 4478) ARLHS # SCO-312

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [arlhs]

SC 55E Maurice Clark Point
latitude 55° 56' 36" N longitude 4° 42' 50.4" W

Located at the eastern end of the Garvel Embankment, which shelters the eastern harbor at Greenock. (A 4472) ARLHS # SCO-351

Photo courtesy Alexander Trabas [ListOfLights]

Maurice Clark Point
SC 55F Cloch Point Cloch Point
latitude 55° 56' 32.4" N longitude 4° 52' 43.8" W

This historic light station marks a right-angle curve in the Clyde, where the estuary turns from west to south for ships headed downstream. Located just off the A770 highway about 3 km west of Gourock, directly across the Clyde from Dunoon. (A 4404) ARLHS # SCO-047

Photo courtesy Stevie Manson [Flickr]

SC 55G Ardrossan Pierhead
latitude 55° 38' 28.1" N longitude 4° 49' 35" W

Located at the end of the ferry pier in Ardrossan, ferries depart from this pier for Brodick on the Isle of Arran. ARLHS # SCO-317

Photo courtesy atomicjeep [Flickr]

Ardrossan Pierhead
SC 55H Troon Pierhead Troon Pierhead
latitude 55° 33' 3.9" N longitude 4° 41' 1" W

Ferries to Larne, Northern Ireland, pass close to this light as they leave Troon. Located at the end of the west pier, which also functions as a breakwater for Troon Harbour. ferry (A 4554) ARLHS # SCO-247

SC 55K Lady Isle
latitude 55° 31' 38.2" N longitude 4° 44' 2.1" W

The island is a privately owned bird sanctuary; landing is forbidden without special permission. Located about 5 km west southwest of Troon, ferries to Larne, Northern Ireland, pass close to this light shortly after leaving Troon. (A 4562) ARLHS # SCO-117

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Lady Isle
SC 55M Ayr Harbour Range Rear Ayr Harbour Range Rear
latitude 55° 28' 8.7" N longitude 4° 38' 15.4" W

The front range light is mounted on or near the pilot house. Located at the foot of Harbour Street in Ayr. (A 4574.1) ARLHS # SCO-294

Photo courtesy John Cullen [Flickr]

SC 55N Ayr Harbour South Pier
latitude 55° 28' 10.4" N longitude 4° 38' 44.5" W

An unusual old pierhead light. Located at the end of the south breakwater mole at Ayr. (A 4568) ARLHS # SCO-292

Photo courtesy timniblett [Flickr]

Ayr Harbour South Pier
SC 56 Turnberry Turnberry
latitude 55° 19' 32.9" N longitude 4° 50' 41" W

If being seen on TV is important, this is a very celebrated lighthouse. This light stands just off the 17th green and Turnberry has hosted the British Open in '77, '86 and '94. Located just of the A719 coastal road about 1.5 km north of the A77 at Turnberry. (A 4580) ARLHS # SCO-247

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 56G Girvan South Pierhead
latitude 55° 14' 43.5" N longitude 4° 51' 53.6" W

No lantern, lights mounted on a short mast atop the tower. Located at the end of the breakwater at Girvan. (A 4588) ARLHS # SCO-296

Photo courtesy Eric Firley [Flickr]

Girvan South Pierhead
SC 57 Ailsa Craig Ailsa Craig
latitude 55° 15' 6.8" N longitude 5° 6' 30.4" W

Ailsa Craig is a spectacular conical mountain rising 338 m above the sea about 15 km west of Girvan. The lighthouse is located at Foreland Point on the eastern side of the island. Accessible only by boat, tours from Girvan are available. online (A 4582) ARLHS # SCO-002

Photo courtesy Isobel Craig [Flickr]

SC 57L Loch Ryan (Cairn Ryan Point)
latitude 54° 58' 28" N longitude 5° 1' 50.9" W

Loch Ryan is the sound behind the northern arm of the hammerhead-shaped Rhins of Galloway. Located directly on the A77 highway at Cairn Ryan, on the east side of the loch. (A 4592) ARLHS # SCO-029

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [M0BNN]

Loch Ryan
SC 58 Corsewall Corsewall
latitude 55° 25.6" N longitude 5° 9' 33.8" W

A 4 star luxury hotel. It's just down the road from the former small fishing village of Kirkcolm. (A 4604) ARLHS # SCO-052

Photo courtesy Martin Luechinger [Flickr]

SC 59 Killantringan (Black Head)
latitude 54° 51' 42.3" N longitude 5° 8' 49.7" W

Located on Black Head, on the western side of the Rhins of Galloway about 2.5 km north of Portpatrick. Accessible by road off the B738 highway; there is also a hiking trail, the first section of the Southern Upland Way, from Portpatrick. trail ARLHS # SCO-111

Photo courtesy spiderpops [Flickr]

Killantringan
SC 60 Crammag Head Crammag Head
latitude 54° 39' 54.6" N longitude 4° 57' 53.6" W

There has been a lighthouse on Crammag Head since 1913. The current light was constructed last year and became operational in December 2009. The tower is 7m high and a range of 18 miles. Apparently everything used in the construction of the light was brought in by ship and helicopter, with all waste and leftover material being removed in the same way. (A 4608) ARLHS # SCO-055

Photo courtesy Michael Lindley [Flickr]

SC 60G Portpatrick

Located on the south side of the harbor entrance in Portpatrick. (A 4607) ARLHS # SCO-177

Photo courtesy Mich's Dad [Flickr]

Portpatrick
SC 60H Port Logan Port Logan
latitude 54° 43' 26" N longitude 4° 57' 36.6" W

The picturesque village and its lighthouse became well known when they appeared in a popular BBC television drama series Two Thousand Acres of Sky. Located at the south side of the harbor at Port Logan, about 8 km south of Ardwell. ARLHS # SCO-314

Photo courtesy Dr. Douglas Wilcox [kayak]

SC 61 Mull of Galloway
latitude 54° 38' 5.2" N longitude 4° 51' 26.5" W

Available for rent. It marks the south-westernmost tip of Scotland. On a clear day, you can see Cumbria Ireland and the Isle of Man from the lighthouse. Located atop a vertical cliff at the southern tip of the Rhins of Galloway about 8 km south of Drummore. (A 4610) ARLHS # SCO-144

Photo courtesy Beth Loft [Flickr]

Mull of Galloway
SC 62 Chicken Rock

The only such light in the international database is on the Isle of Mann. ARLHS # SCO-046

SC 62A Little Ross (Rear range)
latitude 54° 45' 55.9" N longitude 4° 5' 5.3" W

Privately owned, Island of Little Ross, Solway coast of Dumfries and Galloway, west side of the mouth of Kirkudbright bay, Scotland. (A 4634) ARLHS # SCO-125

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Little Ross
SC 62S Southerness Southerness
latitude 54° 52' 21.9" N longitude 3° 35' 42.8" W

Located on the Southerness headland at the north side of the entrance to Solway Firth. Accessible by road off the A710 highway about 25 km south of Dumfries. ARLHS # SCO-223

Photo courtesy David Holme [Flickr]

Southeast Scotland

SC 66T Barns Ness

The lighthouse is in a public preserve at East Lothian, east coast of Scotland, North Sea. ARLHS # SCO-015

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

Barns Ness
SC 67 St. Abbs Head St. Abbs Head

Located on a spectacular rocky headland about 8 km north of Eyemouth. Accessible by a popular hiking path of about 7 km round trip. path ARLHS # SCO-224

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 68 Inchkeith
latitude 56° 1' 59.8" N longitude 3° 8' 11.8" W

Located atop an island in the middle of the Firth of Forth about 6.5 km north of Leith. Accessible only by boat. path (A 2912) ARLHS # SCO-107

Photo courtesy rongorongo [Flickr]

Inchkeith
SC 68A Bass Rock Bass Rock
latitude 56° 4' 35" N longitude 2° 38' 31.9" W

Can be seen from Tantallon Castle. (His photo is much prettier, this copy is just the lighthouse, not the surroundings) (A 2864) ARLHS # SCO-018

Photo courtesy BK Theman [Flickr]

SC 68B Beamer Rock
latitude 56° 16.2" N longitude 3° 24' 43.8" W

Near Queensferry in the Firth of Forth. There is both a West light and an East Light. (A 2936) ARLHS # SCO-318

Photo courtesy Maria Pratt [Flickr]

Beamer Rock
SC 68C Newhaven East Pier Newhaven East Pier
latitude 55° 59' 21.1" N longitude 3° 11' 4.9" W

Not to be confused with another Newhaven East Pier Light in Sussex, England. Located at the end of the pier off Granton Road in the Newhaven district of Edinburgh, just west of Leigh. ARLHS # SCO-332

Photo courtesy Maria Pratt [Flickr]

SC 68D Leath West Pier Light
latitude 55° 59' 28.6" N longitude 3° 10' 56.8" W

Near Edinburg ARLHS # SCO-120

Photo courtesy Maria Pratt [Flickr]

Leath West Pier Light
SC 68E Granton Granton
latitude 55° 58' 55.2" N longitude 3° 13' 44.7" W

Located on the south shore of the Firth of Forth at 20 West Harbour Road in the Granton neighborhood of Edinburgh. This isn't a lighthouse, but rather a lighthouse shop where lighthouses are sold. The lighthouse on the roof also serves as a test-bed for the lenses that they make. ARLHS # SCO-335

Photo courtesy kyz [Flickr]

SC 68F Inch Garvie
latitude 56° 5.1" N longitude 3° 23' 17.5" W

Located on a rock in the middle of the Firth of Forth on the east side of the Forth Railway Bridge at Queensferry. Accessible only by boat. (A 2920) ARLHS # SCO-298

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Inch Garvie
SC 68G South Queensferry
latitude 55° 59' 34.6" N longitude 3° 23' 12.6" W

Located at the old ferry terminal on the south bank of the Firth just west of the Forth Road Bridge. ARLHS # SCO-328

SC 68H North Queensferry
latitude 56° 28.5" N longitude 3° 23' 42.8" W

The light was built between 1810 and 1813 and has been dark since 1964. Located at the foot of Ferryhill Street, between the Forth Road and Railroad bridges, near the Deep Sea World aquarium in North Queensferry. ARLHS # SCO-327

Photo courtesy Stevie Spiers [geograph]

North Queensferry
SC 68K Inchcolm Inchcolm
latitude 56° 1' 42.7" N longitude 3° 17' 48.5" W

The island, the site of a historic abbey founded in 1123, is accessible via cruises from Edinburgh. Located at the east point of the island. cruise (A 2916.5) ARLHS # SCO-308

Photo courtesy Douglas Cameron [ListOfLights]

SC 68M Oxcars

Built on a rock in the middle of the Firth of Forth about 4 km southeast of Dalgety Bay. Accessible only by boat. (A 2916) ARLHS # SCO-166

Oxcars
SC 68N Burntisland West Pier Outer Burntisland West Pier Outer
latitude 56° 3' 12.6" N longitude 3° 14' 14.6" W

Located at the end of the pier in Burntisland on the north side of the Firth of Forth. The light is easily viewed from shore. (A 3026) ARLHS # SCO-319

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 68P Burntisland East Pier Inner
latitude 56° 3' 18.7" N longitude 3° 14' 16.5" W

Located at the foot of the pier in Burntisland on the north side of the Firth of Forth.

Photo courtesy Alexander Trabas [ListOfLights]

Burntisland East Pier Inner
SC 68Q Methil Outer Pier Methil Outer Pier
latitude 56° 10' 45.5" N longitude 3° 28.7" W

Located at the end of the pier in Methil on the north side of the Firth of Forth. (A 3050) ARLHS # SCO-287

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 69 Fidra
latitude 56° 4' 23.9" N longitude 2° 47' 7.4" W

The island is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's book Treasure Island. Like Bass Rock, it is an important nesting ground for seabirds. Located about 3 km northwest of North Berwick. (A 2868) ARLHS # SCO-080

Photo courtesy BK Theman [Flickr]

Fidra
SC 70 Isle of May Isle of May
latitude 56° 11' 8" N longitude 2° 33' 27.9" W

The rocky island, located about 8 km east of Anstruther in the northern entrance to the Firth of Forth, is a bird and seal sanctuary, the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Located at the highest point of the island. (A 3090) ARLHS # SCO-108

Photo courtesy courtesy Magdalen Green Photography [(via Flickr)]

SC 70E Isle of May (Low)

The keeper's house accommodates a resident warden. The lighthouse was replaced by the North Carr lightship in 1887. Located at the easternmost point of the island. ARLHS # SCO-109

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Isle of May (Low)
SC 71 Elie Ness Elie Ness
latitude 56° 11' 2.1" N longitude 2° 48' 46.1" W

Located on a headland near Elie on the north side of the Firth of Forth. (A 3060) ARLHS # SCO-074

Photo courtesy Victoria Cormie [Flickr]

SC 71A Pittenweem Middle Pier Range Rear

Located at the end of the Middle Pier in the new harbor of Pittenweem, a small port halfway between Elie and Anstruther. (A 3070.1)

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Pittenweem Middle Pier Range Rear
SC 71B Pittenweem East Pier Pittenweem East Pier
latitude 56° 12' 41.1" N longitude 2° 43' 41.3" W

Located on the east pier of the old harbor of Pittenweem. (A 3073) ARLHS # SCO-288

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [sco493]

SC 71C Anstruther West Pier
latitude 56° 13' 10.9" N longitude 2° 41' 49.7" W

Located at the end of the pier at Anstruther on the north side of the Firth of Forth. (A 3078)

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]

Anstruther West Pier
SC 72 Fife Ness Fife Ness
latitude 56° 16' 43.8" N longitude 2° 35' 10.8" W

Located at the easternmost point of Fife, marking the north side of the entrance to the Firth of Forth. (A 3102) ARLHS # SCO-081

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

SC 72A Tayport Pile Light
latitude 56° 27' 10.8" N longitude 2° 52' 20.9" W

This is one of only a few surviving pile lighthouses in the U.K. Located about 500 meters northeast of the Tayport waterfront on the south side of the Firth of Tay. ARLHS # SCO-289

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

Tayport Pile Light
SC 72H Tayport High Light Tayport High Light (aka Tayport West Light)
latitude 56° 27' 10.5" N longitude 2° 53' 32.7" W

This is a private light operated and constructed by the city of Dundee. On the southern entrance to the Firth of Tay. (A 3142) ARLHS # SCO-327

Photo courtesy Stuant63 [Flickr]

SC 72L Tayport Low (Tayport East)

The lighthouse is usually called the "Eastern Lighthouse" in Tayport. Both low and high lighthouses are on the town's Lighthouse Walk, off Albert Street. ARLHS # SCO-290

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]

Tayport Low
SC 72P Buddon Ness Low

Buddon Ness is the southern tip of the Barry Links, a wedge-shaped sandy promontory at the northern entrance to the Firth of Tay south of Carnoustie. Lighting the point usefully is a problem due to the rapidly shifting channels in the area. The original (1688) lighthouse was replaced in 1753 by a wooden low light built on rollers for ease of relocation. ARLHS # SCO-283

SC 72Q Buddon Ness High
latitude 56° 28' 7.9" N longitude 2° 45' 2.3" W

After deactivation the lighthouse served for some years as an observation post, and for several years after 1987 it carried a radar scanner as part of a Dundee University research project. Located at the southern tip of the Barry Links, marking the entrance to the Firth of Tay. ARLHS # SCO-025

SC 73 Bell Rock

A long and treacherous reef lying in the North Sea, some 12 miles East of Dundee. (A 3108) ARLHS # SCO-020

Photo courtesy Calum MacAulay [Flickr]

 Bell Rock
SC 73B Arbroath Signal Tower Arbroath Signal Tower
latitude 56° 33' 16.8" N longitude 2° 35' 12.9" W

Until 1995 this elegant building was the shore station of the offshore Bell Rock Light, housing off-duty keepers and keepers' families. Today it is the local history museum, including displays on the lighthouse. Located in Arbroath at the northern entrance to the Firth of Tay. ARLHS # SCO-326

Photo courtesy Macieklew [Flickr]

SC 73E Arbroath East Pier
latitude 56° 33' 14.8" N longitude 2° 34' 57.8" W

Located at the end of the main breakwater pier in Arbroath. (A 3216)

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Arbroath East Pier
SC 74 Scurdie Ness Scurdie Ness (Montrose)
latitude 56° 42' 6.3" N longitude 2° 26' 14.3" W

Located at the point on the south side of the entrance to the River South Esk and the harbor of Montrose Basin, about 2 km east of Montrose. Accessible by a popular hiking path. (A 3220) ARLHS # SCO-205

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

SC 74A Montrose Front Range

Located on the north side of the entrance to the River South Esk in an area surrounded by commerical development, in Cobden Street off Ferry Road. Note that in this photo, the front range is closest and the rear range is in the background. (A 3222) ARLHS # SCO-336

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [liteslist]

Montrose Front Range
SC 74B Montrose Rear Range Montrose Rear Range
latitude 56° 42' 13.2" N longitude 2° 27' 40.2" W (A 3222.1)

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [liteslist]

SC 74T Gourdon Range Rear

Located on the bluff above the harbor in Gourdon. (A 3228.1) ARLHS # SCO-345

Photo courtesy Alexander Trabas [ListOfLights]

Gourdon Range Rear
SC 75 Tod Head Tod Head
latitude 56° 53' 1.3" N longitude 2° 12' 56.2" W

Located on a headland about 1.5 km south of Catterline and 8 km south of Stonehaven. ARLHS # SCO-243

Photo courtesy Giorgio M. Griffa [Flickr]

SC 76 Girdle Ness
latitude 57° 8' 20.4" N longitude 2° 2' 55" W

From Aberdeen, follow Greyhope road around the golf course to the tip of the head. (A 3246) ARLHS # SCO-089

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

Girdle Ness
SC 76A Aberdeen South Breakwater Aberdeen South Breakwater
latitude 57° 8' 35.7" N longitude 2° 3' 41.6" W

Located at the end of the breakwater on the south side of the entrance to the River Dee in Aberdeen, about 750 m northwest of Girdle Ness Light. (A 3250) ARLHS # SCO-277

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

SC 76B Aberdeen North Pier
latitude 57° 8' 44.4" N longitude 2° 3' 40.8" W

The pier, 1000 m in length, was built partly by John Smeaton in 1775-1781 and extended by Thomas Telford in 1810-1815. Located at the end of the breakwater on the north side of the entrance to the River Dee in Aberdeen. (A 3252)

Photo courtesy Chris Nixon [Flickr]

Aberdeen North Pier
SC 76F Torry Range Front Torry Range Front
latitude 57° 8' 22.6" N longitude 2° 4' 30.4" W

Located off Sinclair Road on the south bank of the River Dee in the Torry district of Aberdeen. Site and tower closed, but the light can be viewed from outside a fence. (A 3258) ARLHS # SCO-338

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [ListOfLights]

SC 76R Torry Range Rear
latitude 57° 8' 19" N longitude 2° 4' 40.7" W

About 200 m southwest of the front light. (A 3258.1) ARLHS # SCO-339

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [ListOfLights]

Torry Range Rear
SC 77 Buchan Ness Buchan Ness

This lighthouse marks the easternmost point of the Scottish mainland, although it actually stands on a small island, linked to the mainland by a bridge. Located at Boddam, about 6 km south of Peterhead. (A 3280) ARLHS # SCO-024

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

SC 77A Peterhead Harbor South Breakwater
latitude 57° 29' 47.4" N longitude 1° 46' 32.4" W

Peterhead is a deepwater port used heavily to support the oil and gas rigs of the North Sea field. Located at the end of the breakwater at Salthouse Head on the south side of Peterhead. You can clearly see Buchan Ness across the harbor. (A 3284) ARLHS # SCO-281

Photo courtesy Maria Pratt [Flickr]

Peterhead Harbor South Breakwater
SC 78 Chanonry Point Chanonry Point
latitude 57° 34' 26.4" N longitude 4° 5' 38.8" W

on the Black Isle.

Chanonry Ness is a sharp point at the end of a sandy spit projecting southward into Moray Firth at the beginning of the approach to Inverness. Located 2.5 km southeast of Fortrose, accessible by car. (A 3440) ARLHS # SCO-045

Photo courtesy Beth Loft [Flickr]

SC 79 Rattray Head
latitude 57° 36' 36.6" N longitude 1° 48' 59.4" W

Located about 13 km north of Peterhead and a similar distance southeast of Fraserburgh. Accessible by car, parking available. It is possible to walk to the lighthouse with caution at low tide. (A 3304) ARLHS # SCO-179

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

Rattray Head
SC 79B Balaclava Breakwater Balaclava Breakwater (Fraserburgh)
latitude 57° 41' 30.8" N longitude 1° 59' 42.8" W

Located at the end of the breakwater on the north side of the harbor at Fraserburgh. (A 3312) ARLHS # SCO-271

Photo courtesy Brian Mcstotts [Flickr]

SC 80 Kinnaird Head (aka Fraserburgh)
latitude 57° 41' 52.4" N longitude 2° 16.2" W

Built in 1787, this and Mull of Kintyre are the first lights built in Scotland. It was automated in 1991. It is open to the public, and there is also a lighthouse museum. The building is a conversion of an earlier castle. (A 3332) ARLHS # SCO-113

Photo courtesy Robin Keymer [Flickr]

Kinnaird Head
SC 80B Kinnaird Head (1991) Kinnaird Head (1991)

Located adjacent to the historic lighthouse (above).

Photo courtesy Maria Pratt [Flickr]

SC 80G Rosehearty
latitude 57° 42' 4.2" N longitude 2° 6' 56.4" W

Located at the end of the west pier in Rosehearty, about 6 km west of Fraserburgh. (A 3335)

Photo courtesy Antony Williams [Flickr]

Rosehearty
SC 80M Macduff Pier Macduff Pier
latitude 57° 40' 15.6" N longitude 2° 30' 0.6" W

Located at the end of the concrete breakwater sheltering the harbor of Macduff, on Banff Bay. (A 3348) ARLHS # SCO-272

Photo courtesy Tom Gardner [Flickr]

SC 80Q Buckie Lighthouse
latitude 57° 40' 49.8" N longitude 2° 57' 39.5" W

At the end of the breakwater in the harbor in Moray Firth. (A 3394) ARLHS # SCO-333

Photo courtesy Callum Anderson [Flickr]

Buckie Lighthouse
SC 81 Covesea Skerries Covesea Skerries (Lossiemouth)

The skerries are small rocky islands off the south coast of Moray Firth, but the lighthouse is located on the mainland near the islands, about 5 km west of Lossiemouth, just off the coastal road B9040. ARLHS # SCO-053

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

SC 81A Burghead North Pier (Moray Firth)
latitude 57° 42' 5.6" N longitude 3° 30' 1.6" W

Located at the end of the pier in Burghead. (A 3424) ARLHS # SCO-278

Photo courtesy Bill Newman [arlhs]

Burghead North Pier
SC 81B Cromarty Cromarty
latitude 57° 40' 58.8" N longitude 4° 2' 11.2" W

Located on George Street in Cromarty, on the south side of the entrance to Cromarty Firth. ARLHS # SCO-056

Photo courtesy bobthelomond [Flickr]

SC 82 Tarbat Ness (Rubha an Tairbeirt)
latitude 57° 51' 54.2" N longitude 3° 46' 35.7" W

The lighthouse, the third tallest in Scotland, stands on the sharp point separating Dornoch Firth from Moray Firth. Located about 5 km northeast of Portmahomack. (A 3506) ARLHS # SCO-236

Photo courtesy Gil Campbell [Flickr]

Tarbat Ness
SC 82L Lybster South Pier Lybster South Pier
latitude 58° 17' 42.7" N longitude 3° 17' 22.3" W

Located at the foot of the pier sheltering Lybster Harbour. Accessible by car. (A 3522) ARLHS # SCO-299

Photo courtesy Alex Trabas [liteslist]

SC 83 Clythness

Located atop a cliff about 5 km northeast of Lybster, just off the A99 coastal highway. ARLHS # SCO-048

Photo courtesy marinas.com [marinas.com]

Clythness
SC 83N Wick North Pier Wick North Pier

Located midway on the pier. ARLHS # SCO-342

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]

SC 83S Wick South Pier
latitude 58° 26' 21.1" N longitude 3° 4' 44.7" W

Located at the end of the pier sheltering Wick Harbour. (A 3528) ARLHS # SCO-313

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]

Wick South Pier
SC 84 Noss Head Noss Head
latitude 58° 28' 43.8" N longitude 3° 3' 2.9" W

Located about 4 km northeast of Wick, marking the southern entrance to Sinclair's Bay. (A 3544) ARLHS # SCO-157

Photo courtesy Trevor Powell [Flickr]