Barra Head: the highest lighthouse in UK that shines from an abandoned island

We are in the island of Barra Head, the southernmost in the Outer Hebrides, an island unprotected from the ravages of ocean storms. In the fall of 1833, on October 15, the Barra Head Lighthouse lighted on for the first time, meant to help sailors near the island’s cliffs deal with the incredible waves. The lighthouse identifies the southern entrance to The Minch, a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands and the northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. The 18-metre stone tower stands…

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#TodayInHistory – October 15

October 15 – Some important events on this day. 533 👉🏼 Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals 1581 👉🏼 Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet “Ballet Comique de la Reine” is staged in Paris 1582 👉🏼 Gregorian calendar introduced in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states, after skipping 10 days after Oct 4 to sync the calendar. ✔️READ THE ARTICLE! 1815 👉🏼 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile 1833 👉🏼 Barra Head lighthouse, in…

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