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Carraigh Fhada lighthouse

Hugh Smith’s letter fromISLAY

FIRST-TIME visitors to Islay sailing into the ferry terminal at Port Ellen cannot fail to be impressed by the square-shaped lighthouse which stands on Carraig Fhada overlooking Kilnaughton Bay.

It was commissioned and built in 1832 by Walter Frederick Campbell, the island’s last Campbell laird, in memory of his first wife, Lady Eleanor, after whom the village of Port Ellen is named.

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