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Lighthouses on the Southwest Coast of Scotland

In Salutem Omnium
For the Safety of All
Holy Isle near Arran
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© Compiled by:
Bob Schrage
page updated: 01-04-2021
Ailsa Craig
Cairn Point
Cloch Point
Holy Island
Lady Isle
Little Cumbrea
Little Ross
Mull of Galloway
Mull of Kintyre
Sanda Island
Toward Point

Table of Lighthouses - Mainland - Southwest Coast
Name Est Engineer Lat, Lon Character Range Admiralty Authority
Ailsa Craig 1886 Thomas Stevenson/
David A. Stevenson
55°15.126' N - 05°06.523' W Fl W 4s 32km/17nM A4582 Northern Lighthouse Board
Cairn Point 1847 Alan Stevenson 54°58.468' N - 05°01.845' W Fl(2)R 10s 22km/12nM A4592 Northern Lighthouse Board
Cloch Point 1797 Thomas Smith/
Robert Stevenson
55°15.126' N - 05°06.523' W Fl W 3s 32km/17nM A4404 ?
Corsewall 1817 Robert Stevenson 55°00.429' N - 05°09.564' W/td> Fl(5)W 30s 41km/22nM A4604 Northern Lighthouse Board
Davaar 1854 Thomas Stevenson/
David L. Stevenson
55°25.688' N - 05°32.428' W Fl(2)W 10s 43km/23nM A4276 Northern Lighthouse Board
Holy Island (inner) 1877 Thomas Stevenson/
David L. Stevenson
55°30.736' N, 05°04.211' W Fl G 3s 18.5km/10nM A4332 Northern Lighthouse Board
Holy Island (outer) 1905 David A. Stevenson/
Charles Stevenson
55°31.042' N, 05°03.653' W Fl(2)W 20s 46km/25nM A4330 Northern Lighthouse Board
Killantringan 1900 David A. Stevenson 54°51.710' N, 05°08.818' W Discontinued -.- AXXXX ?
Lady Isle 1903 David A. Stevenson/
Charles Stevenson
55°31.629' N, 04°44.033' W Fl(4)W 30s 20km/11nM A4562 Northern Lighthouse Board
Little Cumbrea 1997 ? 55°43.214' N, 04°58.030' W Fl W 6s ??km/??nM A4346 Northern Lighthouse Board
Little Cumbrea (old) 1793 Thomas Smith 55°43.265' N, 04°58.013' W Discontinued -.- AXXXX ?
Little Ross (upper) 1843 Alan Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
54°45.946' N, 04°05.091' W Fl W 5s 32km/17nM A4634 Northern Lighthouse Board
Little Ross (lower) 1843 Alan Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
54°46.063' N, 04°05.015' W Fl(2)W 5s 32km/17nM A4644.99 Northern Lighthouse Board
Mull of Galloway 1788 Thomas Smith 55°18.626' N, 05°48.200' W Fl(2) W 20s 44.5km/24nM A4272 Northern Lighthouse Board
Pladda 1790 Thomas Smith 55°25.500' N, 05°07.100' W Fl(3)W 30s 32km/17nM A4326 Northern Lighthouse Board
Sanda Island 1850 Alan Stevenson 55°16.486' N, 05°34.970' W Fl W 10s 28km/15nM A4274 Northern Lighthouse Board
Southerness 1749 Robert Stevenson 54°52.369' N, 03°35.700' W Discontinued -.- AXXXX ?
Toward Point 1812 Robert Stevenson 55°51.724' N, 04°58.783' W Fl W 10s 41km/22nM A4362 Clyde Port Authority
Turnberry 1873 Thomas Stevenson/
David L. Stevenson
55°19.552' N, 04°50.679' W Fl W 15s 32km/24nM A4580 Northern Lighthouse Board

Mainland - Southwest Coast

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Ayrshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir) is a historic county in south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. It is also, under the name the County of Ayr, a registration county. Its principal towns include Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine. Like the other counties of Scotland, it currently has no administrative function, instead being sub-divided into the council areas of North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire.

The electoral and valuation area named Ayrshire covers the three council areas of South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire, therefore including the Isle of Arran, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. The three islands were part of the County of Bute until 1975 and are not always included when the term Ayrshire is applied to the region. The same area is known as Ayrshire and Arran in other contexts.

Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-Ghàidhealaibh) is a region in southwestern Scotland comprising the former counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.

A native or inhabitant of Galloway is called a Gallovidian or a Galwegian. The place name Galloway is derived from the Gaelic i nGall Gaidhealaib ("amongst the Gall Gaidheil"). The Gall Gaidheil, literally meaning "Stranger-Gaidheil", originally referred to a population of mixed Scandinavian and Gaelic ethnicity that inhabited Galloway in the Middle Ages.

Galloway is bounded by sea to the west and south, the Galloway Hills to the north, and the River Nith to the east; the border between Kirkcudbright and Wigtown shires is marked by the River Cree. The definition has, however, fluctuated greatly in size over history. A hardy breed of black, hornless cattle named Galloway cattle is native to the region, in addition to the more distinctive 'Belted Galloway' or 'Beltie'.

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