Click for Bookshop

Buchan Ness Lighthouse

Buchan Ness Lighthouse
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Buchan Ness Lighthouse

Comprising a 35m (115 feet) white tower, painted with broad red bands, the Buchan Ness Lighthouse is located on the peninsula of Buchan Ness, next to the village of Boddam and 2½ miles (4 km) south of Peterhead.

Built in granite by the noted lighthouse engineer Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850), it was completed in 1827 and has a range of 28 miles (45 km). The red bands were added in 1907 to improve its visibility as a landmark during the daylight hours. The lighthouse and its associated buildings suffered damage when a mine washed ashore and exploded during World War II. The buildings were A-listed in 1971. The light was electrified in 1978 and ten years later the lighthouse was automated. It is now remotely monitored by the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better