Ve Skerries Lighthouse

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Ve Skerries Lighthouse and Foula seen from Eshaness
Ve Skerries Lighthouse
Photo from Shetland Museum and Archives

Basic Information :

Name Ve Skerries Lighthouse
Position Latitude 60° 22.4’N

Longitude 01° 48.7’W

Location On Ve Skerries, ( Old Norse : Vestan sker = West Skerries ),

3 miles north west of Papa Stour,

Description A white concrete tower, 48 foot high
Built by R. J. MacKay
First lit 1979
Character Flashing (2)White every 20 seconds
Nominal Range 11 miles
Elevation 52 foot
Automated Built automatic
Other information This modern lighthouse is anchored to the rock with 18 steel bars

The work on Ve Skerries started on May 28th 1979,
and it was first lit on September 27th 1979, replacing a lighted bouy.

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