Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye (with Map & Photos)

The Neist Point Lighthouse has been guiding ships that cross these waters since November 1, 1909, when it was inaugurated. Like almost all the lighthouses in Scotland, it was designed by a member of the Stevenson family, famous for being a saga of lighthouse engineers who also gave the world the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, author of works such as Treasure Island or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Lighthouse

Specifically, the Neist Point lighthouse is a design by David Alan Stevenson, the author's cousin, and since 1990 it has been operated remotely from the Northern Lighthouse Board offices on George Street in Edinburgh.

Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Lighthouse

The Neist Point Lighthouse is a listed building since 1971 and possibly the most famous lighthouse in Scotland, as well as the most photogenic and most photographed in the country.


Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Lighthouse

Getting to this place is not easy at all since it is located in one of the most remote corners of Scotland. On the Scottish west coast within the Isle of Skye and after having traveled the narrowest and most hidden roads of the island, then we can reach this incredible place.

Neist Point Lighthouse Map