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Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

Located at the tip of Tarbat Ness in Easter Ross, between the entrances to the Dornoch Firth and the Moray Firth, the Tarbat Ness Lighthouse lies 6 miles (10 km) east of Dornoch and 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Tain.

At 41m (135 feet) its white and red banded tower, which is the third tallest in Scotland, forms a distinctive landmark. Built by noted engineer Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850), it was first illuminated on the 26th January, 1830 and today has a range of 24 miles (39 km). The light was automated in 1985 and is run remotely by the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh. The original lens and mechanism from Tarbat Ness are now exhibited at the National Maritime Museum, in Greenwich (England).


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