Rova Head Lighthouse

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Rova Head Lighthouse in the 1960's
Photo from Shetland Museum and Archives
The current lighthouse, 2008

Basic Information :

Name Rova Head Lighthouse
Position Latitude 60°11.46N,

Longitude 01°08.59W
(HU 476455)

Location In the north end of Bressay Sound
Description The orginal lighthouse was a cast iron tower
The new lighthouse is a 21 foot high, white clad metal framework tower
Built by The old was built by David A. & Charles Stevenson
First lit 1904
Character Flashing (3)White/Red/Green every 18 seconds
Nominal Range White 12 miles - Red 9 miles - Green 9 miles
Elevation 36 foot
Automated -
Other information The new light was established February 27th 2003
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