Start Point Lighthouse, sanday, Orkney Islands
  • About Us

    Start Point Lighthouse Information

    Start Point Lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson and completed on 2 October 1806. This was the first Scottish lighthouse to have a revolving light and since 1915 has exhibited distinctive black and white vertical stripes which are unique in Scotland.

    The light was automated in 1962 and is powered by a bank of solar panels.

  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Thursday, with high temperatures falling to 8°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    7
    -> 
    9
       78%  62%   14 mph
      5:30 am    8:46 pm
    Wednesday, Apr 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    7
    -> 
    9
       45%  73%   13 mph
      5:27 am    8:49 pm

    Thursday, Apr 26th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    7
    -> 
    9
       51%  67%   12 mph
      5:25 am    8:51 pm
    Friday, Apr 27th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
    6
    -> 
    8
       20%  28%   10 mph
      5:22 am    8:54 pm

    Saturday, Apr 28th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    6
    -> 
    8
       18%  25%   8 mph
      5:19 am    8:56 pm
    Sunday, Apr 29th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    6
    -> 
    8
       0%  6%   4 mph
      5:17 am    8:58 pm

    Monday, Apr 30th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    6
    -> 
    8
       0%  3%   8 mph
      5:14 am    9:01 pm
    Tuesday, May 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    7
    -> 
    9
       4%  26%   13 mph
      5:11 am    9:03 pm

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