(tallest Scottish lighthouse) |Skerryvore
Tower Height: 48 metres, conical grey granite tower, diameter
of 13 metres at the base tapering to 5 metres at the top.
Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 23 miles.
This light is operational
built from 1838 to 1844, to the design of Alan Stevenson, uncle
of author Robert Louis Stevenson
Date automated: 1994
Current use: Active aid to navigation
It took 150 men 6 years to build the tower.
A fire gutted the lighthouse in 1954. Its name derived from
the Gaelic words "Sgeir" (= "rock") and
"mhor" (= "big")