Lighthouses in Scotland

Scottish Lighthouses, Governing Bodies, Museums, Societies

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse – Ardnamurchan Point – the most westerly point of the British Mainland.

Bell Rock Lighthouse
The Bell Rock Lighthouse

Bell Rock Lighthouse – This site commemorates probably Scotland’s greatest single engineering feat of the early 19th century; its creator and builder, Robert Stevenson; the workmen and seamen who were engaged on its construction; and to John Rennie, who was appointed Chief Engineer to the project.

Scotland’s most spectacular lighthouses – article by Sean Murphy, Daily Record – 10 September 2020.

Stay in a Scottish Lighthouse

Rua Reidh Lighthouse – Melvaig, Gairloch, Wester Ross, Melvaig, IV21 2EA

At Rua Reidh Lighthouse you will find a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a dining area in the conservatory. Featuring a bath or shower, the en-suite bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. You can enjoy sea view from every room. Inverness Airport is 85 miles away.

Lighthouse Governing Bodies

Northern Lighthouse Board – delivering a reliable, efficient and cost-effective Aids to Navigation service for the benefit and safety of all Mariners.

Trinity House – The Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands & Gibraltar

Scottish Lighthouse Museums

Signal Tower Museum – Arbroath

Lighthouses in England

The Old Lighthouse – Dungeness, Kent

Happisburgh Lighthouse – East Anglia

Lighthouse Societies

Association of Lighthouse Keepers – a forum for everyone interested in lighthouses, lightships and aids to navigation.

Lighthouse Videos

In 1998, the last lightkeeper left Fair Isle, the only manned lighthouse left in Scotland. This video shows what life was like for lighthouse keepers stationed around Scotland.