Esha Ness Lighthouse

Eshaness Lighthouse is situated on the Northmavine peninsula in the north-west of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It sometimes rendered as Esha Ness Lighthouse.

Esha Ness Lighthouse
Esha Ness lighthouse on Shetland Islands
LocationNorthmavine Peninsula
Coordinates60.489314°N 1.627209°W / 60.489314; -1.627209
Year first constructed1915 (first)
Year first lit1929 (current)
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Tower height12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height61 metres (200 ft)
Intensity46,500 candela
Range25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 12s.
Admiralty numberA3838
NGA number3544
ARLHS numberSCO-075
Managing agentNorthern Lighthouse Board[1][2]
Heritagecategory B listed building 

The lighthouse has a tapering, square tower 12 metres (39 ft) high and was built by David Alan Stevenson, one of the famous 'lighthouse' Stevensons, between 1925 and 1929. It was built from concrete because of the unsuitability of local stone.

It flashes white every 12 seconds and has a nominal range of 25 nautical miles (46 km). The light was automated in 1974 and the former lighthouse keepers' accommodation is now holiday accommodation. It is owned by the Shetland Amenity Trust.

See also


  1. Esha Ness The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 28 May 2016. Archived 15 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Eshaness Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 28 May 2016

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