Corran, Lochaber

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Corran is located in Lochaber
Corran shown within the Lochaber area
OS grid reference NN012638
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Fort William
Postcode district PH33 7
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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56°43′24″N 5°14′57″W / 56.72347°N 5.24924°W / 56.72347; -5.24924Coordinates: 56°43′24″N 5°14′57″W / 56.72347°N 5.24924°W / 56.72347; -5.24924
Corran Point Lighthouse
Corran Point Lighthouse.jpg
Corran Point Lighthouse
Corran, Lochaber is located in Scotland
Corran, Lochaber
Location Corran Point
United Kingdom
Coordinates 56°43′15″N 5°14′32″W / 56.720852°N 5.242272°W / 56.720852; -5.242272
Year first constructed 1960
Automated 1898 (the first to be automated)
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Height 13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height 12 metres (39 ft)
Light source mains power
Range white: 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
red: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
green: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) [1]
Characteristic Iso WRG 4s.
Admiralty number A4132
NGA number 4080
ARLHS number SCO-051
Managing agent Northern Lighthouse Board[2]

Corran (Scottish Gaelic: An Corran) is a former fishing village, situated on Corran Point, on the west side of the Corran Narrows of Loch Linnhe, in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. There are three small settlements set apart from the main cluster of houses: North Corran, Clovullin and Sallachan.

The Highland Council Corran Ferry runs to Corran from eastern shore of the Narrows.

Corran Point Lighthouse[edit]

Corran Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located at Corran Point on the west side of the Narrows of Loch Linnhe. It was built in 1860 on project by Thomas and David Stevenson; it is a masonry tower with gallery, lantern and keeper’s house which has become private property. The lighthouse emits an isophase light white, red or green according to the directions and was the first lighthouse to be automated in 1898.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Corran Point Lighthouse Worldwide Lighthouses. Retrieved 13 May 2016
  2. ^ Corran Point The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 May 2016

External links[edit]

The Corran landing at Ardgour