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Girdleness, a beacon for Abeerdeen on the Soil of Kincardineshire

Girdleness, a beacon for Abeerdeen on the Soil of Kincardineshire

Girdleness whose group-flashing light is the mark for vessels bound for Aberdeen from the south is regarded as an Aberdeen beacon, but it actually stands on the soil of Kincardineshirc, being below the boundary line of the River Dee. The big promontory, south-east of Aberdeen city, on which it is placed, is a somewhat isolated spot; well away, at any rate, from the main road from Stone-haven which winds inland after passing Muchals. Apart from its lighthouse. Girdleness has little interest for the visitor. From Aberdeen the lighthouse can be reached by way either of the. Victoria or the Wellington Suspension Bridge across the Dee, thence by devious roads. It rises 120 feet above high-water mark, and its light has a radius of about 19 miles.

Other pictures from The Coastwise Lights of Britain


Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, and Cape Wrath

Beacons of the Bass Rock and the Isle of May

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