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 kwas (2 years ago)
    Spectacular views and path to the lighthouse. Certainly worth a visit, great for spotting whales too.
    Karen Messenger (2 years ago)
    Would love to know more history to this place , and hope it not left it get anymore dilapidated
    Steve White (2 years ago)
    Farthest point in to the Minch on Scalpay and a great walk to a couple of secluded bays good for whale and porpoise watching. Sadly they didn't come out for us although the seals did.
    russell hamilton (2 years ago)
    Great walk and much more to see than you might expect. Totally worth the visit.
    Linda Moyes (2 years ago)
    Nice walk along well made path and interesting to see the lighthouse and ancillary buildings. Fantastic views and nice wee bothy close by with information about the lighthouse
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