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Name: Mull of Galloway Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Stoneykirk, , United Kingdom

Location: Galloway Peninsula, southwest Scotland

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Photo: Michael Spencer

Managing Organization:
South Rhins Community Development Trust


Contact Address Information:
Stoneykirk Community Hall
Stoneykirk, Stranraer, Scotland
United Kingdom

This is the southernmost lighthouse in Scotland. The land near the lighthouse is a bird sanctuary. From the 250-foot cliffs there are views of the Isle of Man and Ireland's Antrim Hills.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 324

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 20 seconds, visible for 28 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1828

Date Present Tower Built: 1828

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was two blasts every 60 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, visitor center.

Open To Public? Yes.

The Northern Lighthouse Board has leased a building that once housed the workmen who built the lighthouse to the South Rhins Community Development Trust. It is run by volunteers as a visitor center, and is open April to October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nearby Lodging: The former keepers' house has rental acommodations. See or call (0131) 243 9331 for information.


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