|Fife Ness Lighthouse|
Fife Ness Light, August 2008
|Location:||Fife Ness, Crail, Fife|
|Height:||16 ft 6 in|
|Tower shape:||lantern attached to 1-storey building|
|Tower marking:||white building|
|Light:||Iso WR 10s.|
|Focal height:||39 ft 6 in|
|Range:|| white: 21 nmi|
red: 20 nmi
|Light source:||mains power|
Fife Ness is a headland forming the most eastern point of mainland Fife. Anciently the area was called Muck Ross, which is a corruption of the Scottish Gaelic Muc-Rois meaning "Headland of the Pigs". It is situated in the area of Fife known as the East Neuk, and forms the muzzle of the dog-like outline of the latter when viewed on a map. Ness is an archaic Norse word meaning "nose"),
Fife Ness was  home to a Coastguard station and an important Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouse built in 1975 on project by P. H. Hyslop, warning shipping of the headland and the North Carr shoals. The lighthouse was built to replace the last in a series of lightvessels that guarded the treacherous rocks, as it had proved impossible to build a permanent lighthouse on the rocks themselves.
Fife Ness is also surrounded by the links terrain of Crail Golfing Society.
- Sibbald, Robert, The History of Fife, p4
- until late 2012 - see theguardian.com after considerable controversy along with other similar stations
| ("Wikimedia Commons" has material|
about Fife Ness)
|Lighthouses of the Northern Lighthouse Board|
The Hebrides: Barra Head • Butt of Lewis • Dubh Artach • Eilean Glas • Flannan Islands • Haskeir • Hyskeir • Lismore • Monach • Neist Point • Ornsay • Rinns of Islay • Rona • Ruvaal • Scarinish • Skerryvore • Tiumpan Head • Ushenish • Minor lights
Mainland and smaller island groups:: Ailsa Craig • Ardnamurchan • Bass Rock • Bell Rock • Buchan Ness • Cape Wrath • Chanonry • Corsewall • Covesea Skerries • Crammag Head • Davaar • Duncansby Head • Dunnet Head • Fidra • Fife Ness • Girdle Ness • Holy Island (Outer) • Inchkeith • Isle of May • Kinnaird Head • Mull of Galloway • Mull of Kintyre • North Rona • Noss Head • Pladda • Rattray Head • Rubh Re • St Abbs Head • Sanda • Scurdie Ness • Stoer Head • Strathy Point • Stroma • Sule Skerry • Tarbat Ness • Turnberry
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