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TITLE
Stoer Lighthouse
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_07_020_0712
PLACENAME
Stoer
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15485
KEYWORDS
lighthouses
transport
buildings
safety at sea
Stoer Lighthouse

The Stoer Head Lighthouse stands on the cliffs of the Stoer peninsula. It was built in 1870 by David and Thomas Stevenson. The building itself is only 14m high but its position on the cliffs mean that the light is actually 54m above sea level. The lighthouse had a Principal Keeper and an Assistant and housing to accommodate their families. The light was originally oil fuelled but later converted to electricity. It was automated in 1978 and remotely monitored from the Northern Lighthouse Board HQ in Edinburgh. The Keeper's house is now two holiday apartments let out by the National Trust for Scotland.

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Stoer Lighthouse

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1980s

lighthouses; transport; buildings; safety at sea

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Stoer Head Lighthouse stands on the cliffs of the Stoer peninsula. It was built in 1870 by David and Thomas Stevenson. The building itself is only 14m high but its position on the cliffs mean that the light is actually 54m above sea level. The lighthouse had a Principal Keeper and an Assistant and housing to accommodate their families. The light was originally oil fuelled but later converted to electricity. It was automated in 1978 and remotely monitored from the Northern Lighthouse Board HQ in Edinburgh. The Keeper's house is now two holiday apartments let out by the National Trust for Scotland.