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Name: Kinnaird Head Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Fraserburgh, , United Kingdom

Location: North of Fraserburgh Harbour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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Managing Organization:
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses


Contact Address Information:
Kinnaird Head
Stevenson Road
Fraserburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom

This lighthouse was added to a previously existing 16th century castle. The property is now managed by the Kinnaird Head Trust and is the site of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. The lighthouse was replaced by a smaller lighthouse erected nearby in 1991. In early 2004 there was discussion of moving the light back to the original tower.

Description of Tower: Conical white tower on castle.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1787

Date Deactivated: 1991

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was one blast every 90 seconds).

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is open every day of the year except December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2. Guided tours of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse are offered daily. Check for hours.

From Aberdeen, take the A90 north to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

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