Scotland’s Outstanding Lighthouses

Scotland’s Outstanding Lighthouses is an initiative developed by the Northern Lighthouse Board. The initiative aims to promote and drive tourism to Scotland’s coastal communities and increase awareness of the role and history of NLB’s unique heritage.

All Scotland’s lighthouses are situated in stunning locations and all are outstanding. But for this initiative we are shining the light on publicly accessible lighthouses and visitor centres.

If you’d like to stay at a lighthouse or a lighthouse keeper’s cottage, we list the places you can do just that in this section.

Audio Tour
You can now take an Audio Tour of Scotland’s Outstanding Lighthouses. The tour is provided by PERICLES,  an European Union-funded research and innovation project on preserving and sustainably governing cultural heritage and landscapes in European coastal and maritime regions. The project received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement 770504).

Click on the link below to join the tour. The link will take you to the izi.TRAVEL platform where you can download the trail to your phone through the Izi.TRAVEL app – Scotland’s Outstanding Lighthouses Audio Tour