Sumburgh Head closed Monday 19 September
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse will be closed on Monday 19 September as we remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the day of her funeral. Read More »
Cafe Closed - re-opening 15th September '22
Unfortunately the cafe is closed due to unexpected staff shortages. We apologise for any inconvenience.. Read More »
COMPETITION TIME 2022: Win the chance to sound the foghorn!
To mark the start of our 2022 season we will be sounding the foghorn on Saturday 2ns April. We are running a competition to find a lighthouse keeper's assistant on the day to help sound the foghorn! Read More »
We're Hiring - Season 2022!
Join our team for the 2022 season. Read More »
Sumburgh Head at War - short film
Find out more about the significant role our humble radar hut played in WW2. Read More »
New Military Trail to Commemorate Anniversary of Wartime Event at Sumburgh Head
Download our new Military Trail to find out more about the defensive role Sumburgh Head played during World War II Read More »
Sumburgh Head opens for the season this Easter weekend with a programme of family activities
Join in the celebrations at Sumburgh Head this Easter weekend as the site reopens for the 2021 season with a host of activities, events, and a new café. Read More »
Sumburgh Head secures support from Historic Environment Scotland
We are delighted to announce that Shetland Amenity Trust has secured funding for Sumburgh Head Lighthouse from Historic Environment Scotland as part of its recovery fund to support Scotland’s historic environment sector from the impacts of Covid-19. Read More »
Happy Birthday Sumburgh Head Lighthouse!
On 15th January 1821 the Light of Sumburgh Head Lighthouse shone for the very first time Read More »
We are now closed until Spring 2021
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre is closed for the season. We would like to thank all our customers for their support. You are welcome to visit the outdoor areas as the Nature Reserve is open all year round. All indoor areas, including the Visitor Centre, cafe and customer toilets will re-open in 2021. Read More »