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Neist Point lighthouse

Neist Point lighthouse is located on the most Westerly point of the Isle of Skye, with views over Moonen Bay to Waterstein Head, and out over the Minch to the Western Isles.

The lighthouse became operational on the 1st of November 1909, and was eventually converted to automatic operation in 1990, and the lightkeepers withdrawn.

The point is regarded as the best place on Skye to view dolphin, whales, porpoises and also basking shark, and certainly one of the best places to sit and watch the sun set.

Shortly after this picture was taken I got a thorough dousing of cold sea water. A large wave hit the rocks to my left and was blown on to my camera position by the ever increasing wind, luckily the camera remained dry. I retreated soon after.