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Foula Lighthouse

A modern lighthouse on South Ness on the island of Foula in Shetland, Foula Lighthouse was initially constructed as a gas-powered light in 1986. It comprises a stumpy white tower, 8m (26 feet) in height, with a range of 18 nautical miles (33 km). The lighthouse was refurbished 1999-2000 run by a combined solar-wind powered system, with a small additional building erected to contain the storage batteries. An array of solar panels lie in front of the light. The lighthouse has always been automatic, monitored by the Northern Lighthouse Board's headquarters in Edinburgh.


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