Neist Point

Lighthouses of the Inner Hebrides

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Neist Point - Isle of Skye
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Bob Schrage
updated: 07-01-2019

Skervuile (Sgeir Mhuile)

This rock lighthouse was constructed to mark an isolated and dangerous group of stacks near the southern end of the Sound of Jura. It was constructed (as part of a major programme of construction) by David and Thomas Stevenson, and was first lit in 1865, having remained unlit for five years after its completion on account of a disagreement between the Commissioners of Northern Lights and the Board of Trade. It was reduced to the status of a minor light in 1945, when it was converted to automatic operation. Access to this lighthouse was evidently difficult. In November 1881, a gale sank the Skervuile relief boat at her moorings in Lowlandman's Bay [name centred NR 568 727], Jura. Skervuile lighthouse


Character: Fl W 15s 22m 9M
(fl. 1.0s - ec. 14.0s)

EngineerDavid Lillie Stevenson (1815-1886)
Thomas Stevenson (1818-1887)

Lat, Lon55°52.428' N, 05°49.823' W

CharacterFlashing White every 15 secs.
Range16.6 km / 9 nM
Tower22 meters
Elevation22 meters above sea level
Fog hornNo

AuthorityNorthern Lighthouse Board

Skervuile lighthouse
Skervuile lighthouse
Skervuile map
Skervuile map

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