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Nearest Town or City:
Arbroath, , United Kingdom

Location: 11 miles off the county of Angus on the east coast of Scotland.

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Photo: Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee (circa 1936)
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Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


This lighthouse was designed by Lighthouse Engineer Robert Stevenson. (For more information on the lighthouse and its history visit )

Tower Height: 118

Height of Focal Plane: 92

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, range 5 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical granite and sandstone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1811

Date Present Tower Built: 1811

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Discontinued (was one blast every 60 seconds)

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Onshore in Arbroath is the shore station connected to this lighthouse. The site includes a tower known as the Arbroath Signal Tower. Today it serves as a local history museum known as the Signal Station Museum. See for more information.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: Robert Clyne (1900-1908). For a complete list, see


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