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Duncansby Lighthouse

Duncansby Head Lighthouse

In the 1830’s there was some debate about building a lighthouse where Duncansby Head Lighthouse now stands, however, the powers that be decided to build the lighthouse situated at Noss Head. The construction of the present lighthouse, designed by David A Stevenson (cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson), was completed in 1924.

The lighthouse doesn’t have the traditional round walls we are used to seeing in lighthouse design, this was simply a money saving exercise, because having furniture made to fit against round walls was too expensive!

Interestingly, in 1939, around the time of the invasion of Norway, the lighthouse sustained machine gun fire from a German aircraft, but no one was injured.

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