Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, Fraserburgh, Scotland

Another from my sketchbook. This is my pen and watercolour “urban sketch” of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse in Fraserburgh, on the north east coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, one of my favourite locations.

The lighthouse building started life as a castle, built for the Fraser family in the 1500s and then altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board. (The building in the foreground was the castle’s wine store!)

Although no longer operational, the lantern is still in working order and the lighthouse remains much as its last crew left it. 

Kinnaird Head is open to the public (covid-19 permitting) and the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is located only a short walk away, next to the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, which includes an exhibit of Bill Gibb fashions designed for the rich & famous in the 1960’s & 70’s – all worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.

This link takes you to my Etsy shop: https://GordonMclemanArt.etsy.com

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