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Name: Pentland Skerries Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Burwick, , United Kingdom

Location: Island of Muckle Skerry, Pentland Firth, off north coast of Scotland.

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


This was was the fifth modern lighthouse to be built in Scotland. John Brown, keeper in 1937, sighted a massive sea creature. He said that "a great object rose up out of the water, anything up to twenty to thirty feet and at an angle of 45 degrees. It was round shaped and there appeared to be a head on it."

Tower Height: 118

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 25 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1794

Date Present Tower Built: 1794

Date Automated: 1994

Fog Signal: One blast every 90 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: John Brown (c. 1871), John Brown (c. 1937)


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