Buchan Ness (c) Richard Slessor
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, designed by the engineer Robert Stevenson. The lighthouse was converted to electricity in 1978 and is now remotely operated.

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.