|South Lighthouse (Scadan) Fair Isle|
|Reflections on the past.|
|Postcard circa 1904 note the roof shape was changed after WW2 bombing rebuild.|
|Two views from the South Harbour - calm at low tide - below waves after a gale.|
|View of the South Lighthouse from the cliff tops of Malcomn's Head|
Position Latitude 59° 30.858'N Longitude 001° 39.206'W
Northern Lighthouse Boards History & Info:
There is no mains electricity supply on Fair Isle apart from a local wind generator and constant running generators were provided in a modernised engine room. These were diesel driven sets of 50 kVA capacity, the prime movers being of Gardner manufacturer. The alternators were "Brushless" from Markon Engineering Ltd, of single phase type.
The fog signal used compressed air type where the energy can be stored in the air receivers and quickly expelled to give the character of two blasts of 1.5 seconds duration every 60 seconds. The compressors to supply the necessary air were electrically driven from the main station generators. The fog signal was replaced with an electric emitter type during the automation.
The Keepers left Fair Isle South Lighthouse on the 31 March 1998 for the last time; this was the last Scottish manned lighthouse to be automated.
|South Lighthouse in the morning snow with a Grey Heron flying by.|
|Seal Pup at Muckle Yuri Geo tidepools just below the Lighthouse|
|I love taking pictures of the lighthouse at sunset.|