Buchan Ness
Buchan Ness
Buchan Ness is the most easterly point in Scotland. Located just a short distance south of Peterhead, the Ness is composed of a pebble beach leading to a rocky promontory. A lighthouse was built here in 1827, but that early building was replaced with a modern building in the 20th century.
Buchan Ness is joined to the mainland by the small fishing village of Boddam, where the remains of Boddam Castle stand on the cliffs to the south. The rocky shoreline is riddled with caves, while to the north stands the main Peterhead power station. Three miles away at Peterhead is the Arbuthnot Museum, with displays on the rich maritime history of the Peterhead area.