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Name: Holburn Head Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Holborn Head Lighthouse

Also known as: Scrabster Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Scrabster , , United Kingdom

Location: Scrabster Bay, north coast of Scotland.

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Photo: Northern Lighthouse Board

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


This lighthouse was designed by engineers David and Thomas Stevenson. It was discontinued at the end of August 2003. It was replaced by a new light at the end of the Ro-Ro roundhead.

Tower Height: 56

Height of Focal Plane: 75

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white/red every 10 seconds, visible for 15 (white) and 11 (red) nautical miles. (2002)

Description of Tower: White tower attached to dwelling.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1862

Date Present Tower Built: 1862

Date Deactivated: 2003

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was one blast every 20 seconds).

Current Use: Unused (as of March 2004)

Open To Public? No.


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