Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

The unmanned Brough of Birsay Lighthouse lighthouse was built in 1925 by David A Stevenson.[2] It is located on the Brough of Birsay, an uninhabited tidal island off the north west coast of Mainland in Orkney, Scotland, in the parish of Birsay.

Brough of Birsay Lighthouse
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LocationBrough of Birsay
Coordinates59°08′13″N 3°20′21″W / 59.136872°N 3.339084°W / 59.136872; -3.339084Coordinates: 59°08′13″N 3°20′21″W / 59.136872°N 3.339084°W / 59.136872; -3.339084
Built byDavid Alan Stevenson Edit this on Wikidata
Constructionmasonry tower
Height11 metres (36 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with castellated balcony and lantern attached to service building
Markingswhite tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorNorthern Lighthouse Board[1]
Focal height52 metres (171 ft)
Intensity35 watt metal Halide light
Range18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
CharacteristicFl(3) W 25s Edit this on Wikidata

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Scotland: Orkney". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Brough of Birsay Lighthouse". Northern Lighthouse Board. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2010.

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