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Name: Tarbat Ness Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Potmahomack, , United Kingdom

Location: Northern entrance to Moray Firth, Tarbat Peninsula, northeastern Scotland.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


Engineer Robert Stevenson designed this lighthouse. It is the third tallest in Scotland (North Ronaldsay and Skerryvore are taller) .

Tower Height: 135

Height of Focal Plane: 174

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower with two red horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1830

Date Present Tower Built: 1830

Date Automated: 1985

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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