Little Holm, Yell Sound

Little Holm is a small island in Yell Sound, in Shetland, Scotland. It lies between Northmavine and the island of Yell.

Little Holm Lighthouse
Little Holm lighthouse, one of the many beacons in Yell Sound
LocationLittle Holm
Yell Sound
United Kingdom
Coordinates60.557051°N 1.264523°W / 60.557051; -1.264523
Year first constructed1976
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapequadrangular tower covered by aluminium panels with light on the top
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height7 metres (23 ft)
Focal height12 metres (39 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
CharacteristicIso W 4s.
Admiralty numberA3819
NGA number3456
ARLHS numberSCO-124
Managing agentNorthern Lighthouse Board[1]

There is a lighthouse here.

In 1983, the Royal Navy cleared ordnance from the area, and their bomb disposal team discovered an unrecorded shipwreck nearby. Its identity is still unknown.[2][3]

See also


  1. Little Holm The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 30 May 2016
  2. Shetlopedia: Unidentified Shipwrecks
  3. Shetlopedia: Little Holm (Yell Sound)

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