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(tallest Scottish lighthouse)

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")

Off West coast of Scotland, in the sea off the Hebrides 10 -11 miles south west of Tiree

useful links
Northern Lighthouse Board - Skerryvore
The Hebridean Trust - Skerryvore lighthouse museum

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