Duncansby Head Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1924|
|Tower shape||square parallelepiped 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 |
Duncansby Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dhunngain or Dùn Gasbaith) is the most north-easterly part of the Scottish mainland, including even the famous John o' Groats, Caithness, Highland. 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. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
- SSSI citation
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