Eilean Glas Lighthouse was one of the original four lights commissioned by the Commissioners of the Northern Lights, and the first in the Hebrides. These lighthouses were built by Thomas Smith. Eilean Glas light was first displayed in 1789. The original tower was replaced in 1824 by Smith's stepson Robert Stevenson. In 1852 the light was changed to a revolving system lens. The lighthouse was an early candidate for automation and this was carried out in 1978. Several of the original buildings have been sold off. The fog signal was discontinued in the 1980s although the horn remains place as a decoration.

The 30-metre tower is painted with two distinctive broad red bands. Light is now from catoptric sealed beam lamps, mounted on a gear less pedestal.



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    Peter Dalton (9 months ago)
    A most grand setting, ... as seen in Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2020. ???????
    Eunice Clarke (13 months ago)
    A lovely walk out to the lighthouse via the coastal walk. The Heather was in bloom and the colours were gorgeous. The lighthouse is a beautiful piece of history. Stop by for a coffee n a chat with the lovely couple who deliver real filter coffee for the grand sum of a donation. We returned on the newly renovated path that meanders thru the heather back to the car.
    Graham Richmond (20 months ago)
    Well isolated but worth the walk out to it. Don't be tempted to take the signposted coastal path back when raining. There was no path and we ended up ploughing through a peaty bog which was tough going for me and my Asthma. Daughter and her friend who are in their late 20s and very fit managed fine.
    Martin Cowan (2 years ago)
    feels so out the way but well worth the 2.1km walk .... awsome views and a great wee bothy to rest up for a bite to eat
    Roddy Smith (2 years ago)
    Lovely surroundings, pleasant 2.5km walk from the road. Not a lot to see of the lighthouse itself. There is a bothy with side information boards you can shelter in.
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