Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Buchan Ness

Buchan Ness, a low but rocky peninsula of E Aberdeenshire, in the S of Peterhead parish, and 2½ miles S of Peterhead town. Joined to the mainland at Boddam village by a beach of small rounded stones, it is 1½ furlong long, is mainly composed of hornstone and hornstone-porphyry, and is crowned by a circular granite lighthouse (erected in 1827 at a cost of £11,912), whose revolving lantern, 130 feet above sea-level, exhibits a flashing light once every five seconds, visible for 17½ nautical miles.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a low but rocky peninsula"   (ADL Feature Type: "capes")
Administrative units: Peterhead ScoP       Aberdeenshire ScoCnty
Place: Buchan Ness

Go to the linked place page for a location map, and for access to other historical writing about the place. Pages for linked administrative units may contain historical statistics and information on boundaries.