Digitally altered image of Fidra Island. Fidra is located near the small town of Yellowcraigs. Fidra is a small rocky island just off the coast of East Lothian (East of Edinburgh, Scotland). Fidra Island is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's book "Treasure Island." The tower is 17 metres high and the night characteristic is 4 white every 30 seconds. The beacon has a range of 24 nautical miles. The station was engineered by David and Thomas Stevenson. It began operation in 1885 and was automated in 1970. This shot was taken from the beach at North Berwick.