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Oxcars Lighthouse

Mid Lothian

Location Guide

Built on a rock in the middle of the Firth of Forth about 4 km southeast of Dalgety Bay. Accessible only by boat. Islet in the Firth of Forth, east coast of Scotland. At high tide the rock it stands on is not visible.

Photo by Simon Johnston

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Oxcars Lighthouse, Mid Lothian

Current status:


Geographic Position:

56 1" 21'   -3 16" 49'

Grid Reference:


Ceremonial County:

Mid Lothian


White tower, red band.

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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

72 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

52 metres

Character of light:

Flashing every 7 seconds with white and red sectors, range 13 nm (white), 12 nm (red).

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:


Owned / run by:

Forth Ports PLC

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Page Ref: Oxcars Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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