Rinns of Islay
Argyll and Bute
|Year first constructed||1825|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, black lantern, ochre trim|
|Height||29 metres (95 ft)|
|Focal height||46 metres (151 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 5s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board |
It is a peninsula that is attached to the main body of the island at its northern end. The main population centres are Port Charlotte and Portnahaven, based on the A847 that runs along its eastern coast.
It is designated a Special Protection Area due to its importance for a number of breeding and wintering birds, particularly Greenland white-fronted goose and chough. The significance of the area owes much to its wide variety of habitats including bog, moorland, dune grassland, maritime grassland, marsh and extensively-farmed agricultural land.
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