That’s the sixteenth century Kinnaird Castle on the left, it was converted into a lighthouse in 1787 and now houses the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. On the right is the modern automated lighthouse. Quite why they seem to be leaning towards one another I don’t know; I may have been transfixed by the sky when I took the photo (a frequent and increasing occurrence, should I be worried?)
Before we go in, let’s walk on a bit to the wine tower, the oldest building in Fraserburgh. The photo may not be the best of the tower, but look up!
Not much is known about the wine tower, other than the obvious use suggested by its name, but it does have this sad story attached to it. Strain your eyes and you will see the red paint on the ground there. Beneath the sky.
(Update: we visited the tower again on Doors Open Day and saw inside! Go here to read about it.)
A better photo, I do love the uneven bricks and studded door of the solid little building:
Back up the hill to castle walls…
and lots of stairs…
and, ooh look, my Granny had a television just like the one in the lighthouse keeper’s quarters! Interesting use of books.
Out onto the wider deck:
It’s scary on the top balcony, I can’t keep the skyline straight.
Into the main museum to examine things, some of which feel quite steampunk.
We end this trip and post with a walk on the golden sands of Fraserburgh beach, as the colour blue tantalises from above.