Lighthouse Beacons from Scotland

Toward Point Lighthouse

Photo by Thomas Nugent via Wikimedia Commons

Toward Point is the southern extremity of the Cowal peninsula, near the village of Toward (pronounced as in coward) and six miles south of Dunoon, Argyll.

Toward Point Lighthouse was completed in 1812. It was built by Robert Stevenson for the Cumbrae Lighthouse Trust. Photo on the right by Thomas Nugent via Wikimedia Commons.

Two lighthouse keepers' houses were added in the later 1800s. A white building on the foreshore housed a foghorn mechanism, originally a steam engine and then diesel engines.

The foghorn was taken out of operation in the 1990s. The buildings are now a private home and are not open to the public.

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