NG3486 : Sgeir Greadach

taken 10 years ago, 14 km from Duntulm, Highland, Great Britain

Sgeir Greadach
Sgeir Greadach
A very isolated rocky reef - in fact so isolated it's not covered by 1:50000 or 1:25000 Ordnance Survey maps even as an inset.

I didn't notice until viewing the photos at home that there's the foundations for four legs of a beacon, close to the right-hand edge of the picture. Research suggests that the red-painted beacon was removed in 2005 when its warning function was transferred to NG3584 : Eugenie Rock buoy, about 1900m to the south-east. Eugenie Rock itself lies about halfway between, and is lower than the minimum tide level.

Spelling note: the Imray chart I used spells this Sgeir Graidach; I believe this is a mis-spelling of Greadach, from the noun greadadh meaning a drubbing or lustily whipping (Maclennan's Gaelic Dictionary). It certainly seems appropriate, give the nature of the sea over this reef!
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010
Geographical Context
Transport infrastructure  Islands  Coastal 
Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 34533 86533 [1m precision]
WGS84: 57:47.3704N 6:28.1070W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 34567 86516
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Rocky Reef  Unvegetated 

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