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Fair Isle, Skadan Lighthouse

Lighthouse (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Fair Isle, Skadan Lighthouse

Classification Lighthouse (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Head Of Tind; Scadden Lighthouse; South Fair Isle Lighthouse; War Memorial

Canmore ID 3709

Site Number HZ16NE 21

NGR HZ 19758 69819

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Dunrossness
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HZ16NE 21 19751 69814

Not to be confused with North Fair Isle (Skroo) lighthouse at HZ 2213 7407, for which see HZ27SW 185.

For rocket signalling establishment at Vaasetter (HZ 2066 7182 and 2080 7175), see HZ27SW 211.

(Location cited as HZ 222 741 and name as South Fair Isle Lighthouse). This lighthouse is similar in construction to that at the N end of the island (HZ27SW 185), and was, like it, built by D Alan Stevenson and completed in 1892.

J R Hume 1977.


Construction (1892)

Light established 1892.

K Allardyce 1998

Incident (21 December 1941)

Machine gunned by German aircraft, killing the wife of lighthousekeeper ALK Sutherland.

K Allardyce 1986

Incident (1942)

Six weeks after the tower was machine gunned by German aircraft, the keepers' houses were bombed killing the wife and daughter of P L K Smith.

K Allardyce 1986

Modification (31 March 1998)

The last Scottish lighthouse to be automated in 1998.

K Allardyce 1998

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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