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Eilean Glas


Eilean Glas Outer Hebrides/ Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scotland.

A4 (210 x 297mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A3 (297 x 420mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

Artist: Roger O’Reilly

The artist signs each print.


A Note from the Artist

Eilean Glas Lighthouse is situated on the east coast of the island of Scalpay in the Outer Hebrides. It was one of the original four lights commissioned by the Commissioners of the Northern Lights, and the first in the Hebrides (the others were Kinnaird Head, Mull of Kintyre and North Ronaldsay). These lighthouses were built by the engineer, Thomas Smith.

Eilean Glas light was first exhibited in 1789. The original tower was replaced in 1824 by Smith’s stepson Robert Stevenson and 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 when several of the original buildings were sold off. The fog signal was discontinued in the 1980s although the horn remains in place as a decoration.

The 30-metre (98 ft) tower is painted with two distinctive broad red bands. Light is now displayed from catoptric sealed beam lamps, mounted on a gearless pedestal.

The lighthouse is owned and operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board, and the site’s other buildings are owned by North Harris Trust and Eilean Glas Trust.



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