Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

The unmanned Brough of Birsay Lighthouse lighthouse was built in 1925 by David A Stevenson.[1] It is located on the Brough of Birsay, an uninhabited tidal island off the north west coast of Mainland in Orkney, Scotland, in the parish of Birsay.

Brough of Birsay Lighthouse
Brough of Birsay Lighthouse
LocationBrough of Birsay
Coordinates59°08′13″N 3°20′21″W
Year first constructed1925
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with castellated balcony and lantern attached to service building
Markings / patternwhite tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Tower height11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height52 metres (171 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Intensity35 watt metal Halide light
Range18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 25s.[1]
Admiralty numberA3700
NGA number3224
ARLHS numberSCO-023
Managing agentNorthern Lighthouse Board[2]

See also


  1. "Brough of Birsay Lighthouse". Northern Lighthouse Board. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  2. Brough of Birsay The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 25 May 2016

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