Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 38812 55012
338812, 955012


Alan Stevenson, 1849. Lighthouse; medium height circular

tower, all tooled coursed ashlar with contrasting painted

ashlar dressings. Corbelled wallhead balcony with cast-iron

balustrade and domed diamond-pane lantern. Semicircular,

single storey building encircles part of base; projecting

Egyptian style doorpiece to entrance.

Keepers' Houses; pair single storey 4-bay houses; painted

tooled ashlar, contrasting painted ashlar dressings. Each

with projecting Egyptian porch with coved cornice, similar

cornice to projecting outer bay and with lower single storey,

single bay wings and rear channelled, battered angle

pilasters. 12-pane glazing; tall corniced stacks; flat roofs.

Lighthouse and cottages linked by low coped tooled ashlar

wall enclosing centre paved court.

Offices; single storey, 7-bay range comprising gighouse with

segmental headed entrance, former stables and stores; later

enlarged entrance at extreme right; all rubble with

contrasting tooled dressings; mural vents; pair ridge stacks;

corrugated asbestos roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Modern range of Keepers' dwellings not included in listing.





About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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