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Welcome to Eilean Glas

A historic lighthouse on the island of Scalpay in Scotland's Outer Hebrides


In Scotland's Outer Hebrides, on the east coast of Scalpay, stands Eilean Glas Lighthouse, looking out across the Minch the twenty miles to the Isle of Skye. Wild and remote, a light has been kept here to guide mariners since 1789, making it one of the earliest lighthouses in Scotland.

Automatic since 1978, it still shows three flashes every twenty seconds to guide today's shipping in the Minch. 

All the buildings here are listed Grade A by Historic Environment Scotland, who describe Eilean Glas as:
'A classic example of a lighthouse complex - a distinctive grouping in a remarkable setting.'

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