Stoer Lighthouse is one of 200 located around Scotland's wild coastline and maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board. The light is shining during the night but that doesn't disturb the romantic inside the Keepers Appartments.
For over one hundred and fifty years Robert Stevenson and his decendants designed most of Scotland Lighthouses. Batting against the odds and the elements – the Stevensons constructed wonders of engineering that have withstood the test of Time and amazing historical achievement. Robert Stevensons talented family also included the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson.
All Scottish Lighthouses now operate automatically. The last one 1998. Prior to the automation of Stoer Lighthouse a Principal Lightkeeper and an Assistant, with their families, lived at the light. There is a walled garden for planting vegetable and to have pigs. The families were almost self sufficient and would have grown their own vegetables and kept some livestock. Lightkeeping was a remote, lonely and hard existence. At night each keeper was required to keep a watch in the lightroom.
To ensure that the light flashed correctly to character. During daytime the keepers were engaged in maintaining and cleaning the facilities. At the time of building the lighthouse the Principal Lightkeeper was paid £77 a year.
Pets are welcome at the Groundfloor Apartment at Stoer Lighthouse. As Stoer Lighthouse is a perfect holiday place for people with a dog we allow you to bring your dog with you when you book the Groundfloor Apartment. Because of restrictions to protect people with a dog hair allergies we only allow dog in the Groundfloor Apartment and only if they are well behaved.
The Area around Stoer Lighthouse is a perfect site to walk – alone or with your dog. Here are some recommendations for nice walks;
DRUMBEG PEAT ROADS