Killantringan Lighthouse is situated in southwest
Scotland, 10 miles southwest of Stranraer, 4 miles
north of Portpatrick.
The lighthouse was completed in 1900 to designs of
David Alan Stevenson, to help shipping navigate the
North Channel of the Irish Sea.
As well as a light flashing every 30 seconds, the
lighthouse was fitted with a powerful fog horn.
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1987 - the fog horn was decommissioned.
1988 - the light was automated.
2005 - the General Lighthouse Authority took the
decision to stop operating the light at
2007 - the light was donated for use abroad. The
building was sold at that time to serve as holiday
The image second top is from Killantringan
Lighthouse showing the coastal path south towards
Portpatrick, 5 miles in distance. This is part of the
Southern Upland Way.
The image bottom shows the vast Killantringan Bay
with its long sandy beach on the north side of the