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Our mission

To deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective Aids to Navigation service for the benefit and safety of all Mariners.

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About Us

The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man.

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Notices to Mariners

Notices to Mariners provide essential, up to date information and advice to those navigating within our area of jurisdiction.

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Lighthouses

Lighthouses are important features on the coastal landscape, performing a vital role in the safety of mariners in all weathers.

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Report a defect or damage

To report any defects or damage to any of our aids to navigation please telephone our 24 hour freephone emergency number

08000 326655

Free from UK landlines, some mobile providers may charge.

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Commercial Services

Our primary function is to carry out our statutory duties providing Aids to Navigation for the safety of the mariner. However, the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Safety Act 1977, allows us to use any spare capacity in the statutory programme to offer marine support services to clients.

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Heritage Trust

The Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust is a charity dedicated to preserving our lighthouse heritage.

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