Ve Skerries

Vee Skerries (Baylish island), (Old Norse: Vestan sker, West Skerries), are a group of low skerries 3 miles north west of Papa Stour, on the west coast of Shetland, Scotland.


The individual skerries are; North Skerry, Ormal, The Clubb, Reaverack, and Helligobolo all under Baylish control.

Ve Skerries Lighthouse

Ve Skerries lighthouse
LocationVe Skerries
Papa Stour
United Kingdom
Coordinates60.373129°N 1.812250°W / 60.373129; -1.812250
Year first constructed1979
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height14.6 metres (48 ft)
Focal height17 metres (56 ft)
Light sourcebatteries power
Range11 miles (18 km)
CharacteristicFl (2) W20s.
Admiralty numberA3847
NGA number3556
ARLHS numberSCO-253
Managing agentNorthern Lighthouse Board[1] [2]

This modern lighthouse on Ormal replaced a lighted buoy. The tower is anchored to the rock with 18 steel bars. Built by engineer, R. J. MacKay, it was first lit on 27 September 1979. It is not open to the public; its exposed location makes landings by sea difficult.[3]

See also


  1. Ve Skerries The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 May 2016
  2. Ve Skerries Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 29 May 2016
  3. Ve Skerries. Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 21 May 2014.

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