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Holy Isle (Inner)

Holy Isle (Inner) Lighthouse is one of two lighthouses on Holy Island, the other is Holy Island (Outer) Lighthouse.

History

The lighthouse faces the east coast of the Isle of Arran at the south entrance of Lamlash Baywas and was built in 1877 by David and Thomas Stevenson. It is locally known as “Wee Donald”, though we are not sure why! The lighthouse was fully automated in 1977.

Holy Isle has an ancient spiritual heritage dating back to the 6th century. The settlements on the island include the Centre for World Peace and Health, founded by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche.

Details

Year Established

1877

Engineer

David and Thomas Stevenson

Position

Latitude   55°30.736'N
Longitude 005°04.211'W

Character

Flashing Green every 3 seconds

Elevation

17 metres

Range

6 nautical miles

Structure

White tower

Public Access

No

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