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Hyskeir Lighthouse

Located on rocks 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Canna in the Inner Hebrides and 9 miles (14.5 km) west of the island of Rum, Hyskeir Lighthouse lies in the Sea of the Hebrides at the southern entrance to the Minch. Built in 1904 by D & J MacDougall (of Oban) to the design of engineers David Alan (1854 - 1938) and Charles Alexander Stevenson (1855 - 1950), its white tower rises 39m (128 feet) above its rocky base and the light has a range of 24 miles (39 km).

Supplies had to be landed by ship, but in latter years the keepers were transferred from Oban by helicopter. The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland visited in 1974. The light was automated in 1997 and is now remotely monitored by the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh.


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