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Name: Dunnet Head Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dunnet, , United Kingdom

Location: Pentland Firth, most northerly point on the coast of mainland Scotland.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


This lighthouse was designed by engineer Robert Stevenson.

Tower Height: 66

Height of Focal Plane: 344

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1831

Date Present Tower Built: 1831

Date Automated: 1989

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was 3 blasts every 90 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Rowland Brooks writes: "Officially the grounds around the lighthouse are private, as the old lighthouse accommodation building is now a private home. You can get good photos from the public viewing area. However, as long as permission is requested from the owners, there should be no problem if someone wanted a closer view."

Keepers: Allan Tulloch (c. 1986)

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