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Name: Eilean Glas Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Tarbert , , United Kingdom

Location: Island of Scalpay, Western Isles (Outer Hebrides), Scotland.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


Tower Height: 98

Height of Focal Plane: 141

Characteristic and Range: 3 white flashes every 20 seconds, range 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical tower with red and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1789

Date Present Tower Built: 1824

Date Automated: 1978

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was 1 blast every 90 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Alexander Reid (1789-1823)


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