Isleornsay Inn


Sleat At Sea

The Lighthouse at Isle Ornsay

The Lighthouse was built in 1851, costing £4,527. One man was killed while working there and was buried on the island. My grandmother, from 40 Camuscross, was the first woman to sign the visitor’s book. This book was taken to Edinburgh when the lighthouse became automatic. There were two cottages for shift workers. These were acquired by Gavin Maxwell but later sold when he went to the Glenelg side.

(Information provided by the late Mrs Margaret Grant in her talk to the society on Camuscross and Isle Ornsay)