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Neist Point

Neist Point is one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland and can be found on the most westerly tip of Skye near the township of Glendale.

History

Mr W Hugh MacDonald from Oban was the building contractor for the lighthouse and dwellings which cost £4,350. the lantern was made by Dove & Co costing £1,100 and the lightroom machine cost £418 and was made by Milne & Co.
The light was first exhibited on 1 November 1909 but the fog singal, which has since been discontinued, was not completed until 25 June 1910.

The station was converted to automatic operation in 1990 and the lightkeepers withdrawn.

It should be noted that at some sites the Northern Lighthouse Board have sold some redundant buildings within the lighthouse complex and are not responsible for the maintenance of these building.

Details

Year Established

1909

Engineer

David A Stevenson

Position

Latitude   57°25.390'N
Longitude 006°47.330'W

Character

Flashing White every 5 seconds

Elevation

43 metres

Range

16 nautical miles

Structure

White tower 19 metres high. There are 42 steps into lightroom

Public Access

No

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