Chanonry Point

Lighthouses on the East Coast of Scotland

In Salutem Omnium
For the Safety of All
Chanonry Point - Rosmarkie
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© Compiled by:
Bob Schrage
page updated: 18-02-2021
Barns Ness
Bass Rock
Bell Rock
Buchan Ness
Buddon Ness
Clyth Ness
Covesea Skerry
Elie Ness
Fife Ness
Gridle Ness
Isle of May
Kinnaird Head
Noss Head
Scurdie Ness
St Abbs Head
Tarbat Ness
Tod Head

Table of Lighthouses - Mainland - East Coast
Name Est Engineer Lat, Lon Character Range Admiralty Authority
Barns Ness 1899 David A. Stevenson 55°59.237' N, 02°26.716' W Discontinued -.- A2854(ex) Lafarge Company
Bass Rock 1902 David A. Stevenson 56°04.603' N, 02°38.463' W Fl(3)W 20s 18.5km/10nM A2864 Northern Lighthouse Board
Bell Rock 1811 Robert Stevenson 56°26.065' N, 02°23.230' W Fl W 5s 33.3km/18nM A3108 Northern Lighthouse Board
Buchan Ness 1827 Robert Stevenson 57°28.227' N, 01°46.474' W Fl W 5s 41km/28nM A3280 Northern Lighthouse Board
Buddon Ness 1902 David A. Stevenson 58°37.538' N, 04°59.952' W Discontinued -.- AXXXX Forth Ports PLC (Beacon)
Chanonry 1846 Alan Stevenson 57°34.441' N, 04°05.567' W Oc W 6s 28km/15nM A3440 Northern Lighthouse Board
Clyth Ness 1916 David A. Stevenson/
Charles Stevenson
58°18.568' N, 03°12.728' W Discontinued -.- A3524(ex) Private Onwner
Covesea Skerry 1846 Alan Stevenson 57°43.447' N, 03°20.326' W Discontinued -.- A3414 Covesea Lighthouse Community
Cromarty 1846 Alan Stevenson 57°40.988' N, 04°02.175' W Discontinued -.- A3490(ex) University of Aberdeen
Elie Ness 1908 David A. Stevenson 56°11.037' N, 02°48.764' W Fl W 6s 33.3km/18nM A3060 Forth Ports PLC
Fidra 1885 David A. Stevenson/
Charles Stevenson
56°04.393' N, 02°47.108' W Fl(4)W 30s 44.5km/24nM A2868 Forth Ports PLC
Fife Ness 1975 P.H. Hyslop 56°16.747' N, 02°35.196' W Iso WR 10s 39km/21nM A3102 Northern Lighthouse Board
Gridle Ness 1833 Robert Stevenson 57°08.339' N, 02°02.916' W Fl(2)W 20s 41km/22nM A3246 Northern Lighthouse Board
Inchkeith 1804 Thomas Smith/
Robert Stevenson
56°02.013' N, 03°08.173' W Fl W 15s 41km/22nM A2912 Forth Ports PLC
Isle of May 1816 Robert Stevenson 56°11.139' N, 02°33.457' W Fl(2)W 15s 41km/22nM A3090 Northern Lighthouse Board
Kinnaird Head 1787 Thomas Smith 57°41.862' N, 02°00.237' W Fl W 5s 41km/22nM A3332 Northern Lighthouse Board
Noss Head 1849 Alan Stevenson 58°28.744' N, 03°03.046' W Fl WR 30s 46km/25nM A3544 Northern Lighthouse Board
Oxcars 1886 Thomas Smith/
Robert Stevenson
56°01.352' N, 03°16.816' W Fl WR 7s 24km/13nM A2915 Forth Ports PLC
Rattray 1895 David A. Stevenson 57°36.607' N, 01°48.990' W Fl(3)W 30s 44km/24nM A3304 Northern Lighthouse Board
Scurdie Ness 1870 David Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
56°42.106' N, 02°26.236' W Fl(3)W 20s 42km/23nM A3220 Northern Lighthouse Board
St Abbs Head 1862 David Stevenson/
Thomas Stevenson
55°54.966' N, 02°08.317' W Fl W 10s 48km/26nM A2850 Northern Lighthouse Board
Tarbat Ness 1830 Robert Stevenson 57°51.906' N, 03°46.590' W Fl(4)W 30s 44km/24nM A3506 Northern Lighthouse Board
Tod Head 1897 David A. Stevenson 56°53.025' N, 02°12.918' W Discontinued -.- A3108 Northern Lighthouse Board

Mainland - East Coast

EdinburghEdinburgh City is the capital of Scotland. Other important places in this part of Scotland are Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness in the North.

AberdeenAberdeen City is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's, 37th most populous built-up area.

Nicknames are include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content.

Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nickname is 'the Oil Capital of the World' or 'the Energy Capital of the World'. The area around Aberdeen has been inhabited since at least 8,000 years, when prehistoric villages lay around the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. The city has a long, sandy coastline and a marine climate, the latter resulting in chilly summers and mild winters.

Aberdeen received Royal Burgh status from David I of Scotland (1124–53) transforming the city economically. The city's universitie, the University of Aberdeen, is founded in 1495, and Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east of Scotland.
The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, vesselbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen's seaport.

DundeeDundee City is Scotland's fourth-largest city. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland.

Historically part of the county of Angus, the city developed into a Burgh in the late 12th century and established itself as an important trading port on the east coast. Rapid expansion was brought by the Industrial Revolution, particularly in the 19th century when Dundee was the centre of the global jute industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its label as the city of "jute, jam and journalism".

InvernessInvernessshire is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands. It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen (Gleann Mòr) at its north-eastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth.

Inverness lies near two important battle sites: the 11th-century battle of Blàr nam Fèinne against Norway which took place on The Aird and the 18th-century Battle of Culloden which took place on Culloden Moor.

At the latest, a settlement was established by the 6th century with the first royal charter being granted by Dabíd mac Maíl Choluim (King David I) in the 12th century.
The Gaelic king Mac Bethad Mac Findláich (MacBeth) whose 11th-century murder of King Duncan was immortalised in Shakespeare's play Macbeth, held a castle within the city where he ruled as Mormaer of Moray and Ross.

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