Mull of Galloway
|Mull of Galloway|
Mull of Galloway headland
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Lighthouse on the Mull of Galloway
Mull of Galloway|
|Year first constructed||1830|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, black lantern, ochre trim|
|Height||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Focal height||99 metres (325 ft)|
|Range||28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 20s.|
South Rhins Community Development Trust 
The Mull has one of the last remaining sections of natural coastal habitat on the Galloway coast and as such supports a wide variety of plant and animal species. It is now a nature reserve managed by the RSPB. Mull means rounded headland or promontory.
The Mull of Galloway Trail, one of Scotland's Great Trails, is a 59 km long-distance footpath that runs from the Mull of Galloway via Stranraer to Glenapp near Ballantrae, where the trail links with the Ayrshire Coastal Path.
An active lighthouse is positioned at the point . Built in 1830 by engineer Robert Stevenson, the white-painted round tower is 26 metres (85 ft) high. The light is 99 metres (325 ft) above sea level and has a range of 28 nautical miles (52 km).
During World War II, on 8 June 1944 at 7.30pm a French member of the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), Cladius Echallier, died by striking the Lighthouse in a Beaufighter, while making a low landfall from the Irish Sea. 
The lighthouse is now automatic, and an old outhouse has been converted into a visitor centre, run by the South Rhins Community Development Trust, a group of local people and businesses. In 2013 there was a community buyout and the Mull of Galloway Trust purchased land and buildings, with the exception of the tower, from Northern Lighthouse Board. In 2004 a new café was built at the Mull of Galloway, called the "Gallie Craig". Its design incorporates into the landscape with a turf roof, giving views across to Northern Ireland and southwards to the Isle of Man.
- List of lighthouses in Scotland
- List of Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouses
- Dunnet Head - Scotland's most northerly point on the mainland
- Corrachadh Mòr - Scotland's most westerly point on the mainland
- Keith Inch - Scotland's most easterly point on the mainland
- Mull of Galloway The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 16 May 2016
- Mull of Galloway Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 16 May 2016
- "Mull of Galloway Trail". Scotland's Great Trails. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- The Forgotten Pilots, Lettice Curtis, Page 153
- Northern Lighthouse Board
- Area website
- Webcam of the views from the lighthouse
- Profile on VisitScotland website
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