Sample of grey granite from Hynish.

Sample of grey granite from Hynish, as used in the first courses of Skerryvore lighthouse.


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Base material for an Atlantic lighthouse

The first courses (base) of Skerryvore Lighthouse were assembled from large dressed stones of grey granite like this sample from Hynish. The upper courses were made of lighter-coloured stone from Mull, the same stone that was used to build the pier and dock.
Normal Location: Outer Store: freestanding
Current Location: normal location

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