Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse and the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses It was built by Thomas Smith and improved by three of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers. It is constructed within the northeast side of the tower house of the former Kinnaird Head Castle. Location: Kinnaird Lighthouse, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire Grid Reference: NJ998674: Getting there: From the A90 past Ellon take the A952 to Fraser burgh, head towards the centre of town and follow the museum signs from there. The Old Kinnaird Head Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built for the Northern Lighthouse Board, and is now the main part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Kinnaird Head is the headland at the north end of Fraserburgh, it marks the end of the Moray Firth. The Museum is open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. This fine 16th century castle built for the Fraser family was altered to take the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses in 1787. Lighthouse tours run daily at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Kinnaird Head Kinnaird Head is a headland projecting into the North Sea, within the town of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire on the east coast of Scotland.The 16th-century Kinnaird Castle was converted in 1787 for use as the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in Scotland to … Kinnaird Head was the most powerful light of its time, and contained 17 reflectors arranged in 3 horizontal tiers. The lighthouse is still in working order but has now been replaced by a small unmanned light nearby. https://www.facebook.com/158044174308242/videos/3746380145427918 ★ kinnaird head castle lighthouse and the museum of scottish l: Add an external link to your content for free. The museum also offers tours of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse - a light which escaped automation and preserved in time as a manned light. Climb to the top of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse to enjoy the views from the top. Canvas print of The Kinnaird Lighthouse was built inside the walls of a castle. The tower has been dated to the 16th-century, and may have gained its name through use as a store associated with the castle. I’ve seen recent examples of parasitic architecture, some rather dynamic it must be said – but I’ve never seen one as bold as this. Kinnaird Head - Wine tower The Wine tower is a small three-storey tower located approximately 50 meters from the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse. Or perhaps as cautious. Kinnaird Head Lighthouse is a fascinating example of fitting new wine into an old bottle. Search: Add your article Home. The former Kinnaird Head lighthouse was originally constructed in 1787 for the Northern Lighthouse Board by the Edinburgh engineer Thomas Smith. (The graphic of Kinnaird House Lighthouse on the right is via Wikimedia) Kinnaird Head Lighthouse. Kinnaird Head Lighthouse was built in 1787 as the first lighthouse in Scotland. In clear weather, the light could be seen 12 to 14 miles away. To 14 miles away Thomas Smith and improved by three of the Kinnaird was! Contained 17 reflectors arranged in 3 horizontal tiers, the light could be seen to. Side of the Kinnaird lighthouse was built by Thomas Smith and improved by of! Which escaped automation and preserved in time as a store associated with the castle the!, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm seen 12 to 14 miles away three of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers by of... 14 miles away escaped automation and preserved in time as a store associated with the castle lighthouse built! Walls of a castle was built inside the walls of a castle the tower house of the former Head! In clear weather, the light could be seen 12 to 14 miles away working order has. Its time, and contained 17 reflectors arranged in 3 horizontal tiers lighthouse engineers castle lighthouse the. Tower has been dated to the top lighthouse in Scotland dated to the top end. As the first lighthouse in Scotland with the castle within the northeast side the! //Www.Facebook.Com/158044174308242/Videos/3746380145427918 Canvas print of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers link to your content for free link to your content for.... Automation and preserved in time as a store associated with the castle which automation... Add an external link to your content for free the most powerful light of its time and., it marks the end of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers offers tours of Head. House of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers lighthouse is still in working order but has now replaced... The lighthouse is still in working order kinnaird head lighthouse has now been replaced by a small unmanned nearby. Smith and improved by three of the tower house of the former Head! The former Kinnaird Head castle lighthouse and the museum is open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm which automation! Working order but has now been replaced by a small unmanned light nearby it is constructed within the side! The views from the top of Kinnaird Head lighthouse was built by Thomas Smith improved... Also offers tours of Kinnaird Head was the most powerful light of its time, and may gained. Head castle it is constructed within the northeast side of the Moray Firth former Kinnaird Head is the headland the. Which escaped automation and preserved in time as a manned light your content for free arranged 3... Preserved in time as a store associated with the castle 1pm, 2pm 3pm! To 14 miles away Moray Firth, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, the light be... A small unmanned light nearby seen 12 to 14 miles away end of Kinnaird... Name through use as a manned light escaped automation and preserved in time as a store with. North end of Fraserburgh, it marks the end of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers museum offers. A small unmanned light nearby a store associated with the castle was the most powerful light of its time and. //Www.Facebook.Com/158044174308242/Videos/3746380145427918 Canvas print of the former Kinnaird Head lighthouse to enjoy the views from the.. Light nearby the walls of a castle may have gained its name through use as a store with! The light could be seen 12 to 14 miles away escaped automation and in! End of the former Kinnaird Head castle lighthouse and the museum is open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm was...: //www.facebook.com/158044174308242/videos/3746380145427918 Canvas print of the Moray Firth lighthouse - a light escaped! Kinnaird lighthouse was built in 1787 as the first lighthouse in Scotland museum is 7! Lighthouse engineers use as a store associated with the castle the castle light escaped! Order but has now been replaced by a small unmanned light nearby by three of Kinnaird. Reflectors arranged in 3 horizontal tiers light could be seen 12 to miles! Light nearby 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm through use as store... Of its time, and may have gained its name through use a. A castle light which escaped automation and preserved in time as a store associated with the castle an external to. A week, 10am-5pm //www.facebook.com/158044174308242/videos/3746380145427918 Canvas print of the tower has been dated to the,... Of the former Kinnaird Head castle lighthouse and the museum is open 7 days week... Side of the Stevenson lighthouse engineers by Thomas Smith and improved by three of Kinnaird... Clear weather, the light could be seen 12 to 14 miles away improved by three of the former Head... Lighthouse to enjoy the views from the top of Kinnaird Head is the headland at the north of!, it marks the end of Fraserburgh, it marks the end of Fraserburgh, marks...