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
Duncansby Head Lighthouse
LocationDuncansby Head
United Kingdom
Coordinates58.644039°N 3.025120°W / 58.644039; -3.025120
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]
Focal height67 m (220 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Intensity596,000 cd
Range22 nmi (41 km)
CharacteristicFl W 12 s

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