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Noss Head Lighthouse
[Wide view in the Workshop]

The lighthouse is situated near Wick Caithness Head. The name Noss Head comes from the Old Norse word, Snos, a nose, the peak of nose-shaped headland.
The lighthouse was completed in 1849 by Mr Robert Arnot of Inverness, and the light was first exhibited on Monday 18 June 1849. A new style of lantern with diagonal instead of vertical framing was first used by Stevenson at Noss Head. Stronger and less liable to intercept light in any particular direction, it was adopted as the standard pattern for the service. The original lamp from Noss Head is now in the museum at Wick.

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www.nlb.org.uk

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