Neist Point Lighthouses

Neist Point Lighthouses


But we have a buyer if they do come up for sale!

Neist Point Lighthouses

Photo courtesy of John Allan

Neist Point Lighthouse Tower & Compound with the former keepers’ cottages were designed by David Alan Stevenson.

The tower was first lit on 1 November 1909 and is still fully operational – being owned and controlled by the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh

Neist Point Lighthouses

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Mutton

An unusual feature at the Neist Point Lighthouses is the installation of an aerial cableway which was used to take supplies to the lighthouse and keepers’ cottages…

Neist Point Lighthouses – The Cableway

Photo courtesy of Chris Downer

Neist Point Jetty

Photo courtesy of Richard Dorrell

The former keepers’ cottages are now in private ownership…

Neist Point Lighthouses

Photo courtesy of John Allan

Neist Point Lighthouses

Photo courtesy of John Allan

In 1971 the lighthouse was listed as a Category B listed building.

In 2013 the owner thoughtfully obtained planning permission (here) to convert the old keepers’ garages into a small shop for coffee and tea/refreshment facilities. This is located at the car park and is a very welcome addition – either to fortify you for the very long walk from the parking area to the lighthouses – or to revive you on your return.

Neist Point – New Coffee Cabin At The Car Park

Photo courtesy of John Allan

The old keepers’ garages are being converted into a coffee and tea facility.

Neist Point Lighthouses

Photo courtesy of S. Parish

It is believed that the building contractor for the lighthouse and dwellings was W. Hugh MacDonald from Oban and the cost of construction (over 100 years ago) was £4,350.
The lantern was made by Dove & Co., costing £1,100 and the lightroom machine, made by Milne & Co.,cost £418.

Neist Point Lighthouses

Photo courtesy of Campsites UK

The light tower is 43 metres tall, and the light can be seen from 16 miles distance. The fog signal, which has since been discontinued, was not completed until 25th June 1910
The station was converted to automatic operation in 1990 and the lightkeepers withdrawn. 

Location: Neist Point Lighthouse, Glendale, Isle of Skye IV55 8WU

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If the owner of Neist Lighthouse Keepers’ Homes would like to sell them, please feel free to telephone the owners of this website Lighthouses For Sale on: 0793 557 2803 for a response, either immediately, or within the hour.

Or text us your email address via 0793 557 2803 and we shall usually respond within a few hours.

Alternatively, the old fashioned Royal Mail and a letter is just as good:-

Unique Property Bulletin Ltd., The Old Engine House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4QT.

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