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Eilean Glas Lighthouse on Scalpay

Eilean Glas Lighthouse on the island of Scalpay is a gem. Tower of red and white gloss painted brickwork surrounded by dishevelled outbuildings and a huge rusty fog horn. It lies north west of the northern most top of Skye protecting shipping from the turbulent Minch waters.

Fog horn and Eilean Glas Lighthouse

 

Eilean Glas with Skye in background

One of Scotland’s first four build in the 1700’s.

Approaching rain and the fog horn’s reply

 

Eilean Glas helicopter landing zone

 

Outbuildings
Outbuildings

 

Sunset on Eilean Glas
Sunset on Eilean Glas

 

Interior

 

Roof

 

Interior

 

Eilean Glas
Eilean Glas

 

Fuel or compressed air tanks for foghorn

Update June 20, 2018. Stephen Bamforth (@Bammosan) suggests these tanks are to store compressed air for the fog horn. Similar to the recommissioned Lighthouse on Mull of Galloway.

Protecting The Minch to Skye
Protecting The Minch to Skye

 

Belting it out

 

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