Northern Lighthouse Board
This was the first permanent light station in Scotland.
Tower Height: 79
Height of Focal Plane: 239
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Square tower on stone dwelling.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1636
Date Present Tower Built: 1816
Date Automated: 1989
Fog Signal: Discontinued 1986 (was 4 blasts every 150 seconds).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Tours of the island are available from Anstruther Harbour -- see www.isleofmayferry.com