South Rhins Community Development Trust
Contact Address Information:
Stoneykirk Community Hall
Stoneykirk, Stranraer, Scotland
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 www.nts.org.uk or call (0131) 243 9331 for information.