I seem to have had a bit of a thing about lighthouses over the last few days, visiting the Lighthouse Museum in Fraserburgh (of which more later) and staying at Rattray Head ligthhouse. I also visited Buchan Ness lighthouse.
It was established in 1827. The red bands were painted on in 1907, to allow mariners to distinguish it in daytime.
It was auotmated in 1988, with the foghorn being switched off in 2000.
The lighthouse buildings are now holiday cottages.