St Abbs Head

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Source of Image: Ian Cowe (Scotland)
Date of Image: June 12th, 2008


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Latitude 55 54' 56'' N
Longitude 02 08' 19'' W
Body of water North Sea.


Date of Establishment: 1862
Date Light First Lit: February 24th, 1862
Designer David and Thomas Stevenson.
Is structure still operating? Yes. Automated 1993.
Characteristic White flash every 10sec.


St Abb's Head was the first siren fog signal in Scotland.

St Abb's Head was one of the few NLB lighthouses where keepers walked downhill to the lighthouse from their accommodation 

(Maughold Head on the Isle of Man is another one).