|Norse name||Rauðøy Mikla|
|Meaning of name||big red island|
Muckle Ayre Beach
Muckle Roe shown within the Shetland Islands
|OS grid reference|
|Area||1,773 hectares (6.8 sq mi)|
|Area rank||37 |
|Highest elevation||Mid Ward 172 metres (564 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Shetland Islands|
|Population rank||43 |
Muckle Roe Lighthouse
|Location||Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Year first constructed||1897 (first)|
|Year first lit||2001 (current)|
|Construction||metal skeletal tower (current)
cast iron tower (first)
|Tower shape||square parallelepiped tower covered by aluminium panels with light on the top (current)
octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern
|Markings / pattern||white tower|
|Height||7 metres (23 ft) (current)
8 metres (26 ft) (first)
|Focal height||30 metres (98 ft) (current)|
|Original lens||3rd order Fresnel lens (first)|
|Light source||solar power (current)|
|Characteristic||Fl WR 3s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board|
Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, Scotland, in St. Magnus Bay, to the west of Mainland, Shetland. It has a population of around 130 people, who mainly croft and live in the south east of the island.
'Muckle' is Scots for 'big' or 'great'.
In 1905 a bridge was built between Muckle Roe and the Shetland Mainland over Roe Sound at a cost of £1,020 met from public subscription and a grant from the Congested Districts Board. The construction was of iron and concrete and its completion was followed by a reversal in the population decline seen in the 19th and earlier 20th centuries. A replacement bridge was built in 1999.
Muckle Roe is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) in diameter, with high cliffs in the south. Its highest point is Mid Ward 172 metres (564 ft).
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