Lewis: Tiumpan Head Lighthouse by Kasia-D

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According to Wikipedia the Tiumpan Head Lighthouse was officially commissioned in 1879 and first exhibited in 1900. Designed by the Scottish engineers David and Charles Stevenson, well-known for their lighthouses all over Scotland and the Isles. It was built by John Aitken. The lighthouse was automated in 1985.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm. Captured in RAW, converted to JPG via DNG. Post-pro slight straightening and NikColorEfex neutral grad filter.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Kasia, a great looking lighthouse …

  • Tom, thank you! It was quite impressive, although not so rugged surroundings as at Ness Point further north west. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Kasia.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kasia-D

    DIANEPEARENover 2 years ago


  • Diane, thank you. It would be extremely peacefully, I’m sure. There is a kennels and cattery in the building now (people place their pets there when they are on holiday) so there is a bit of barking and miaowing too:-)
    If you enjoyed the friendliness of the people in Skye and the landscapes, etc. too, I’m sure you would love Lewis and Harris – two different islands “joined at the hip” and well worth a visit! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    I guess the Coast Guard used the same design all over the country. Probably bought all their lighthouse’s from IKEA in flat packs!
    The Lighthouse at St Abbs Head looks pretty much identical. Didn’t realise they were so old!
    Bonnie vista Kasia :o) xx

  • Robin, it wasn’t IKEA but the Stevenson family who seemed to have designed many of those flat packs:-) And yep they are so old and quite fascinating engineering inside, even if the packaging was pretty uniform.
    The Stevensons definitely left their mark on Scotland in the shape of lighthouses (I counted 11 including the Bell Rock – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the world – by Robert from 1811 onwards, 28 by his son David from 1854 onwards, 15 by his son Alan from 1843 onwards, 31 by his son Thomas from 1854 onwards, 26 by his grandson David A., 23 by his nephew Charles A. – there were a few joint projects so the number won’t tally, but you can see they were very active, leaving landmarks all over the country). Plus of course those fantasy books by Robert’s grandson Robert Louis. (Sorry to go on, but I’m pretty impressed by them all). Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – Kasia-D

  • Vincent Frank
    Vincent Frankabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on the Feature in Lighthouses And Ocean Structures.


  • Vincent, thank you for this feature.Very encouraging! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 2 years ago

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRose11 days ago

    Lovely capture! I like the contrast between the blue of the sky and sea and the whitewashed walls of the lighthouse. I wonder how often they have to whiten them to keep them in such pristine condition?

  • Thank you very much! I think that contrast of blue and white and the fact that they are great historical engineering achievements makes them so special. Ha ha, you are right, perhaps the unpolluted air stops them from getting too grimy.

    – Kasia-D

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