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Name: Rattray Head Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Old Rattray, , United Kingdom

Location: East coast of Scotland, Aberdeenshire, North Sea.


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Photo: Steve G. Bryan

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board

Website: http://www.nlb.org.uk/ourlights/history/rattray.htm

Notes:
This lighthouse was designed by David Alan Stevenson. The fortress-style base was constructed to accommodate engines and compressors for a powerful fog siren. A lens from this lighthouse is on display at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Tower Height: 112

Height of Focal Plane: 92

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower on 46-foot conical foundation.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Date Automated: 1982

Fog Signal: Discontinued 2001 (was two blasts every 45 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Nearby Lodging: The keepers' dwellings, located onshore, are operated as a bed and breakfast; see www.rattrayhead.net .

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