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The bay at Hillswick, looking across the bay with the main settlement on the far shore
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Year first constructed||1895 (first)|
|Year first lit||n/a (current)|
|Construction||metal skeletal tower|
|Tower shape||quadrangular tower covered by aluminium panels with light on the top|
|Markings / pattern||white tower|
|Tower height||5 metres (16 ft)|
|Focal height||34 metres (112 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||white: 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)
red: 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) 
|Characteristic||Fl (4) WR 15s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board|
Hillswick is a small village in Northmavine, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and lies to the north-north west of Mainland, Shetland, the most northerly group of islands in the United Kingdom. It is situated 35 mi (56 km) from Lerwick. There is a community shop, a blacksmith, a public hall, a health centre, and a Church of Scotland kirk that is now mainly used for funerals, weddings and christenings. There is a wildlife sanctuary, situated at the historic former Hanseatic trading booth on the seafront, a small private art gallery with occasional public exhibitions, and the St Magnus Bay Hotel which offers accommodation, bar and restaurant services. A large dairy and sheep farm takes up the spectacular peninsula called Hillswick Ness, but there is public access and a signed walking route. There is a modern primary school at nearby Urafirth. A small automatic lighthouse is located 1.5 miles south of Hillswick, at the tip of the Ness.
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