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Swans near - Click to enlarge!
Swans near Hynish - July 2009

Dry Dock, Hynish - Click to enlarge!
Dry Dock, Hynish - July 2006

  

Nearby Places:
Happy Valley
& Mannal

Signal Tower, Hynish - Click to enlarge!
Signal Tower, Hynish - May 2005

Jura from west of Hynish - Click to enlarge!
Jura & Islay from west of Hynish - July 2009

Dry Dock, Hynish - Click to enlarge!
Dry Dock, Hynish - May 2005

Hynish, Tiree - Click to enlarge!
Hynish - May 2005

Skerryvore Keepers' Cottages - Click to enlarge!
Keepers' Cottages - May 2005

The name Hynish comes from the Norse - the high headland - and this, the most southerly point of Hynish Bay, is marked by the prominent headland Am Barradhu.

The land base for the construction of Skerryvore Lighthouse was sited at Hynish, on the Isle of Tiree. Here you can look round the visitor centre with an exhibition dedicated to the building of Skerryvore Lighthouse, see the off duty keepers' houses, a dry dock and the signal tower.

One of the many fascinating features of the site is the flushing system for the harbour. Water from a reservoir behind Hynish could be released, when the dock was exposed at low tide, to wash out sand deposits which had accumulated.

Probably Scotland's most famous, Skerryvore Lighthouse lies 17km south west of Tiree and can be seen on the horizon from southwest Tiree on most days, and of course nights. From 1836-44 this structure was built by Alan Stevenson (uncle of writer Robert Louis Stevenson).

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