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Meaning of name "flat island"
Fladda is located in Argyll and Bute
Fladda shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NM720123
Coordinates 56°15′00″N 5°40′30″W / 56.25°N 5.675°W / 56.25; -5.675
Physical geography
Island group Slate Islands
Area ha
Highest elevation  m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0
References [1][2][3][4]
Fladda Lighthouse
Schottland Lighthouse.jpg
Fladda Lighthouse in 2005
Location Fladda Islet
Slate Islands
Argyll and Bute
United Kingdom
Coordinates 56°14′54″N 5°40′50″W / 56.248316°N 5.680506°W / 56.248316; -5.680506
Year first constructed 1860
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 13 metres (43 ft)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 9s.
Admiralty number A4190
NGA number 4128
ARLHS number SCO-083
Managing agent private[5]

Fladda is one of the Slate Islands, off the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Fladda is an islet in the Sound of Luing, between Luing and Belnahua. The name Fladda originates from the Old Norse for 'flat island'.


Fladda lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on the Islet of Fladda, one of the Slate Islands about 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) off Cullippol. The lighthouse was built in 1860 on project by David A. and Thomas Stevenson; it is a cylindrical masonry tower 13 metres (43 ft) high with gallery and lantern. The tower is painted white, the lantern is black and has ochre trim; it is a minor light operated by Northern Lighthouse Board but managed privately. The light emits a two white flashes every 9 seconds.[6] The keeper’s house seems to be home to a large colony of terns.

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  1. ^ National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 1-84195-454-3. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Retrieved 21 August 2013. [dead link]
  4. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  5. ^ Fladda The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 May 2016
  6. ^ Fladda The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 May 2016

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Coordinates: 56°14′56″N 5°40′48″W / 56.24889°N 5.68000°W / 56.24889; -5.68000