Sula Sgeir facts for kids
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|Meaning of name:||Gannet Skerry|
|Area and Summit|
|Lighthouse and Cairn on Sulasgeir|
|Tower shape||square parallelepiped with lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower|
|Height||5 metres (16 ft)|
|Focal height||74 metres (243 ft)|
|Range||11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 15s.|
Sula Sgeir is a small, uninhabited Scottish island in the North Atlantic. One of the most remote of the British Isles. The island is inhospitable to humans. There is a ruined stone house called Taigh Beannaichte (Blessed House) on the east headland Sgeir an Teampall, the island is formed by pieces of rocks, where are often hard to walk on. Sula Sgeir is a National Nature Reserve since 1956. It is an important place for birds.
The most famous part of island are the caves, which can be explored.
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