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Killantringan Lighthouse near Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway started operating on 1 October 1900 by David A Stevenson. The light flashes white every 15 seconds, reaches 25 nautical miles and has a candle power of 480,000. The tower is 22 metres high with 63 steps to get there. The fog horn used to blast three times as low twice then high every 90 seconds. This was discontinued in 1987 and the station was automated in 1988 and the light permanently discontinued 11 July 2007.
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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
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Killantringan Lighthouse is now a private rental accommodation in the Keepers cottages. You can drive and park nearby for photographs though.
Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.
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An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
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It is a short drive from the Portpatrick Hotel
and other local attractions include Castle Kennedy and Gardens
, Dunskey Gardens and Maze
, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
which can be entered, Kirroughtree visitor centre galloway forest park mountain bike and walk trails
and Glenluce Abbey
Other Scottish Lighthouses can be found on the Scottish Tourist Attractions