Hoo Stack

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Hoo Stack Lighthouse
Gletness with North Isle of Gletness in the foreground, and Hoo Stack in the background
Hoo Stack is located in Shetland
Hoo Stack
Location Hoo Stack Isle
United Kingdom
Coordinates 60°14′57″N 1°05′22″W / 60.249180°N 1.089504°W / 60.249180; -1.089504Coordinates: 60°14′57″N 1°05′22″W / 60.249180°N 1.089504°W / 60.249180; -1.089504
Year first constructed 1986
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square tower covered by metallic panels with light on the top
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 8.5 metres (28 ft)
Focal height 40 metres (130 ft)
Light source solar power
Range white: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
red and green: 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl (4) WRG 12s.
Admiralty number A3795.7
NGA number 3407
ARLHS number SCO-102
Managing agent

Northern Lighthouse Board[2]


Hoo Stack is a small island off Nesting, Shetland in Shetland. It is one and a half miles from the North Isle of Gletness. It is 34 metres (112 ft) at its highest point, and is home to a lighthouse, which was built in 1986.

See also


  1. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. 
  2. ^ Hoo Stack The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 May 2016
  3. ^ Hoo Stack Light Lighthouses Explorer. Retrieved 29 May 2016

External links

  • Northern Lighthouse Board
  • Picture of Hoo Stack Lighthouse

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