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Monday, October 11, 2010

Dunnet Head Lighthouse, Scotland

The Dunnet Head Lighthouse is located at the most Northerly point of mainland Scotland. It was built in 1831 by Robert Stevenson and was automated in 1989. The point of land on which the lighhouse is situated is also known as Easter Head. The photo of this beautiful 20 metre tower were taken from a distance in May 2009, however I only recently properly identified the light.


  1. Robert L. Stevenson? The author?

  2. That looks a pretty precarious position there, Neal!
    I know I must have seen this light when I did Stromness to Scrabster in 1983 but I'd be lying if I said I remembered it!

  3. I believe that the Robert Stevenson, an engineer, who built this lighthouse and others in Scotland was the grandfather of the author Robert L. Stevenson.