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Arnish Point Lighthouse

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross-shire

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Located on a headland on the west side of the entrance to Stornoway Harbour, about 3 miles south of the town. It was automated in 1963.

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Arnish Point, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross-shire

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Ross & Cromarty


cylindrical masonry tower, painted white; lantern painted black. 1-store keeper's house.

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Height of Tower:

21 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

55 metres

Character of light:

two white flashes every 15 s. 21 m

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Site open, tower closed. Accessible by road then a short walk may be needed to reach the lighthouse.



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For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Scotland

Featured List of lighthouses - Scotland 

List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  



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