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Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, and Cape Wrath

Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, and Cape Wrath

The lighthouse on Kinnaird Head is unique in one respect. It stands in the castle that was once the stronghold of the famous family of Frasers, who gave their name to the adjacent seaport of Fraserburgh, now known as the chief centre of the Scottish herring fishery, and as one of the best harbours on the east coast. Cape Wrath (top) is a superb headland, 300 feet high, around which the foaming surf of the Atlantic beats almost unceasingly; and the light from the tower, shown with its attendant buildings in the photograph, is 370 feet up.

Other pictures from The Coastwise Lights of Britain

Lights of the Mull of Kintyre and Mull of Galloway

Girdleness, a beacon for Abeerdeen on the Soil of Kincardineshire

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