Northern Lighthouse Board
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 .