North Ronaldsay Lighthouse

Lighthouse in North Ronaldsay

At the northern end of the island, this lighthouse is over 100ft high and one of many built across Scotland by the Stevenson family. A visitor centre and licensed cafe are here, as are bikes for hire and a gift shop selling the woollens made from yarn supplied by the local seaweed-eating sheep. You can climb the lighthouse itself and/or visit the woollen mill on a tour.

On the shore to the south of the lighthouse is an earlier model, an 18th-century beacon tower some 70ft high.