Sunday, 11 August 2013
Sule Skerry's Numbers
The numbers on Sule Stack's neighbour, Sule Skerry add up too. It's 37 miles to the west of Orkney and rises to 40' with a lighthouse that was built during the summers of 1892 - 94. Seasonal work was necessary because of isolation and it remains, technically, the most remote lighthouse in the UK. From 1895 -1982 it was manned and its automatic status is matched by the nearby buoy which sends signals that are incorporated into the Shipping Forecast. The dominant plant on the islet is Martime Mayweed (below).
Scottish Islands Explorer - it flowers on a bi-monthly basis