Duncansby Head

Duncansby Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dhunngain[3] or Dùn Gasbaith[4]) is the most northeasterly part of both the Scottish and British mainlands, slightly northeast of John o' Groats. It lies approximately 20 km (12 mi) east-southeast of Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of both the Scottish and British mainlands. Duncansby Head is located in Caithness, Highland, in north-eastern Scotland.[5] The headland juts into the North Sea, with the Pentland Firth to its north and west and the Moray Firth to its south.

Duncansby Head Lighthouse
John-o'-Groats
Duncansby Head Lighthouse
LocationDuncansby Head
Scotland
United Kingdom
Coordinates58.644039°N 3.025120°W / 58.644039; -3.025120
Tower
Constructed1924
Designed byDavid Alan Stevenson 
Constructionconcrete tower
Height11 m (36 ft)
Shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower, black lantern, ochre balcony
OperatorNorthern Lighthouse Board[1][2]
RaconT 
Light
Automated1997 
Focal height67 m (220 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Intensity596,000 cd
Range22 nmi (41 km)
CharacteristicFl W 12 s

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