Neist Point

Lighthouses of the Inner Hebrides

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Bob Schrage
page updated: 10-01-2021

Lighthuoses of the Inner Hebrides - Click on one of the lighthouses to see the details

Dubh Artach
Loch Indaal
McArthurs Head
Neist Point
Rinns of Islay
Rubha nan Gall

Table of Lighthouses - Inner Hebrides
Name Est Engineer Lat, Lon Character Range Admiralty Authority
Dubh Artach 1872 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
56°07.946' N, 06°38.079' W Fl(2)W 30s 37km/20nM A4098 Northern Lighthouse Board
Fladda 1860 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
56°14.899' N, 05°40.830' W Fl(2) WRG 9s ??km/??nM A4190 Northern Lighthouse Board
Hyskeir 1904 David A. Stevenson/
Charles Stevenson
56°58.163' N, 06°40.816' W Fl(3)W 30s 44km/24nM A4076 Northern Lighthouse Board
Kyleakin 1857 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
57°16.662' N, 05°44.550' W Discontinued -.- -.- Eilan Ban Trust
Lismore 1833 Robert Stevenson 56°27.333' N, 05°36.449' W Fl W 10s 32km/17nM A4170 Northern Lighthouse Board
Loch Indaal 1869 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
55°44.686' N, 06°22.335' W Fl WR 7s 20km/11nM A4254 Lochindaal House
McArthurs Head 1861 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
55°45.831' N, 06°02.862' W Fl(2) WR 10s 26km/14nM A4240 Northern Lighthouse Board
Neist Point 1909 David A. Stevenson 57°25.406' N, 06°47.287' W Fl W 5s 30km/16nM A4064 Northern Lighthouse Board
Ornsay 1857 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
57°08.606' N, 05°46.866' W Oc W 8s 28km/15nM A3944 Northern Lighthouse Board
Rinns of Islay 1825 Robert Stevenson 55°40.391' N, 06°30.771' W Fl W 5s 44km/24nM A4256 Northern Lighthouse Board
Rona 1857 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
57°34.689' N, 05°57.544' W Fl W 12s 35km/19nM A3904 Northern Lighthouse Board
Rubha nan Gall 1857 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
56°38.320' N, 06°03.971' W Fl W 3s 18.5km/10nM A4112 Northern Lighthouse Board
Ruvaal 1859 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
55°56.178' N, 06°07.394' W Fl(3) W 15s 37km/20nM A4236 Northern Lighthouse Board
Scarinish 1872 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
56°30.015' N, 06°48.259' W Fl W 3s 37km/12nM A4092 Northern Lighthouse Board
Skerryvore 1844 Alan Stevenson 56°19.381' N, 07°06.865' W Fl W 10s 43km/23nM A4096 Northern Lighthouse Board
Skervuile 1865 David L. Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
55°52.428' N, 05°49.823' W Fl W 15s 37km/20nM A4230 Northern Lighthouse Board

Inner Hebrides

Inner Hebrides map The Inner Hebrides is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides. Together these two island chains form the Hebrides, which experience a mild oceanic climate.

The Inner Hebrides comprise 35 inhabited islands as well as 44 uninhabited islands with an area greater than 30 hectares (74 acres). The main commercial activities are tourism, crofting, fishing and whisky distilling. In modern times the Inner Hebrides have formed part of two separate local government jurisdictions, one to the north and the other to the south. Together, the islands have an area of about 4,130 km2.

There are various important prehistoric structures, many of which pre-date the first written references to the islands by Roman and Greek authors. In the historic period the earliest known settlers were Picts to the north and Gaels in the southern kingdom of Dál Riada prior to the islands becoming part of the Suðreyjar kingdom of the Norse, who ruled for over 400 years until sovereignty was transferred to Scotland by the Treaty of Perth in 1266. Control of the islands was then held by various clan chiefs, principally the MacLeans, MacLeods and MacDonalds.

The Highland Clearances of the 19th century had a devastating effect on many communities and it is only in recent years that population levels have ceased to decline.

Sea transport is crucial and a variety of ferry services operate to mainland Scotland and between the islands. The Gaelic language remains strong in some areas; the landscapes have inspired a variety of artists; and there is a diversity of wildlife.

The Highland Clearances- Wikipedia