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TITLE
Neist Point
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_032_0923
PLACENAME
Waterstein
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14432
KEYWORDS
David Stevenson
birdlife
landscape
cliffs
Neist Point

Neist Point is the most westerly location on the Isle of Skye, jutting out into the Minch and providing shelter for Moonen Bay between it and Waternish Head. The dramatic cliff top scenery has similar rock formations to that found at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, and is complemented by a 62 foot high lighthouse constructed by the Stevenson family some 142 feet above the sea. In operation since 1909, it was automated in 1990.

The cliffs provide a fantastic vantage point not only for the seabirds nesting on the steep slopes, but also for porpoises, seals, whales and the occasional basking shark lazily cruising these coastal waters.

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Neist Point

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1970s

David Stevenson; birdlife; landscape; cliffs

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Neist Point is the most westerly location on the Isle of Skye, jutting out into the Minch and providing shelter for Moonen Bay between it and Waternish Head. The dramatic cliff top scenery has similar rock formations to that found at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, and is complemented by a 62 foot high lighthouse constructed by the Stevenson family some 142 feet above the sea. In operation since 1909, it was automated in 1990.<br /> <br /> The cliffs provide a fantastic vantage point not only for the seabirds nesting on the steep slopes, but also for porpoises, seals, whales and the occasional basking shark lazily cruising these coastal waters.