Duncansby Head Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1924|
|Tower shape||square tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, black lantern, ochre balcony|
|Height||11 metres (36 ft)|
|Focal height||67 metres (220 ft)|
|Light source||mains power|
|Range||22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 12s.|
|Managing agent||Northern Lighthouse Board |
|Heritage||Site of Special Scientific Interest|
Duncansby Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dhunngain or Dùn Gasbaith) is the most northeasterly part of the British mainland, including even the famous John o' Groats. It is located in Caithness, Highland, in north-eastern Scotland. The headland juts into the North Sea, with the Pentland Firth to its north and west and the Moray Firth to its south.
A minor public road leads from John o' Groats to Duncansby Head, which makes Duncansby Head the farthest point by road from Land's End.
- Duncansby Head The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 10 May 2016
- Duncansby Head Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 10 May 2016
- Gaelic and Norse in the Landscape: Placenames in Caithness and Sutherland. Scottish National Heritage.
- Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1862). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 3. Neill and Company. p. 499.
- "Duncansby Head Lighthouse". The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
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