Bound Skerry shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Out Skerries Shetland|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Shetland Islands|
Bound Skerry Lighthouse in 2009
|Year first constructed||1854 (first)|
|Year first lit||1858 (current)|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, black lantern, ochre trim|
|Height||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Focal height||44 metres (144 ft)|
|Range||20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 20s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board|
It has a lighthouse on it, which was built in 1857 at a cost of £21,000. Robert Louis Stevenson's family were lighthouse builders, and his signature can be seen in its guestbook. The keepers lived on nearby Grunay.
The island was bombed twice in World War II by the Germans, who thought it was a munitions factory.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Retrieved 21 August 2013.[dead link]
- Out Skerries The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 May 2016
- Out Skerries Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 29 May 2016
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