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Rattray Head

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Foundation  granite basement
Light source  solar power
Height  34 m
Automated  1982
Construction  brick tower
Focal height  28 m
Range  44,448 m
Year first constructed  1895
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Location  Rattray Head Buchan Aberdeenshire Scotland
Tower shape  cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern on a conical frustum basement
Markings / pattern  unpainted basement, white tower, black lantern

Rattray Head ( listen ), historically Rattray Point, is a headland in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, on the north-east coast Scotland. To north lies Strathbeg Bay and Rattray Bay is to its south. The dunes at Rattray Head beach can be up to 75 feet (23 m) high and stretch 17 miles (27 km) from St Combs to Peterhead.

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Map of Rattray Head, United Kingdom

Rattray Head lighthouse

The 120-foot (37 m) Rattray Head lighthouse was built in 1895. It was built by the engineers and brothers David Alan Stevenson and Charles Alexander Stevenson. In February 1982 it became unmanned and self-working.

The lighthouse is accessible by way of a causeway that is usually underwater being only visible at low tide. It is wide enough for a vehicle to cross.

Remains of several shipwrecks can still be seen on the beach.

References

Rattray Head Wikipedia


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