Rattray Head ( listen (help·info)), 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.
Rattray Head Lighthouse
The 120 feet (37 m) Rattray Head Lighthouse 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.
Media related to Rattray and Rattray Head at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Tourism Web Site
- Rattray Head in the Gazetteer for Scotland
- Panorama of Rattray Head Lighthouse (QuickTime required)
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