Celebrating the most unique lighthouse in Scotland

On the extreme north-east point of the Scottish mainland lies the promontory of Kinnaird Head, home to the only lighthouse in the world to be built into a castle.

The Kinnaird Lighthouse, originally constructed in 1571, has played host to lairds, lords and Jacobites over its five hundred year history.

After being saved from various stages of abandonment over the years, Michael A. W. Strachan tells the unique story of how this remote lighthouse has managed to weather many storms over the years, both physical and financial.

A fascinating history into one of Scotland’s more unusual tourist attractions featuring previously unpublished images.

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse: An Illustrated History by Michael A. W. Strachan, published by Amberley, £14.99.

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