Neist Point Lighthouse

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Neist Point Lighthouse
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Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Lighthouse is located in Highland
Neist Point Lighthouse
Scotland
LocationSkye
Coordinates57°25′24.5″N 6°47′17.8″W / 57.423472°N 6.788278°W / 57.423472; -6.788278Coordinates: 57°25′24.5″N 6°47′17.8″W / 57.423472°N 6.788278°W / 57.423472; -6.788278
Year first constructed1909
Automated1990
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Tower height19 metres (62 ft)
Focal height43 metres (141 ft)
Intensity480,000 candela[1]
Range16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Admiralty numberA4064
NGA number3980
ARLHS numberSCO-147
Managing agentNorthern Lighthouse Board[2]
Heritagecategory B listed building Edit this on Wikidata

Neist Point Lighthouse, designed by David Alan Stevenson, was first lit on 1 November 1909.[3] An aerial cableway is used to take supplies to the lighthouse and cottages.

Since 1990, the lighthouse has been operated remotely from the Northern Lighthouse Board headquarters in Edinburgh. The former keepers' cottages are now in private ownership.

In 1971 the lighthouse was listed as a Category B listed building.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Stables. "Neist Point and Lighthouse". Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  2. ^ Neist Point The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 19 May 2016
  3. ^ "Neist Point Lighthouse". Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Neist Point Lighthouse - Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

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