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Sula Sgeir
Location


OS grid reference: [1]
Coordinates: 59°5′44.25″N 6°9′23.37″W / 59.095625°N 6.1564917°W / 59.095625; -6.1564917Coordinates: 59°5′44.25″N 6°9′23.37″W / 59.095625°N 6.1564917°W / 59.095625; -6.1564917
Names
Gaelic name:
Norse name: Súlasker
Meaning of name: Gannet Skerry
Area and Summit
Area: 15 ha
Highest elevation:
Population
Population (2001): 0


Sula Sgeir Lighthouse
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
Lighthouse and Cairn on Sulasgeir - geograph.org.uk - 1036122.jpg
Lighthouse and Cairn on Sulasgeir

Scotland

Location Sula Sgeir
Coordinates 59°5′37.47″N 6°9′31.97″W / 59.0937417°N 6.1588806°W / 59.0937417; -6.1588806
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal tower
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.
Admiralty number A3870
NGA number 3572
ARLHS number SCO-230
Sula Sgeir from the South West
Sula Sgeir from the South West.

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.

Fauna

There are 5,000 breeding pairs of gannets on Sula Sgeir, which they share with other bird species such as Black-legged Kittiwakes, guillemots, puffins and fulmars.

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