High wind speeds prompts competition at museum

Wind speeds of 90.9 miles per hour were recorded at Kinnaird Head.
Wind speeds of 90.9 miles per hour were recorded at Kinnaird Head.

It has been announced that wind speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour were recorded at the top of Kinnaird Lighthouse on Friday, November 29.

The stormy weather saw the staff at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses record a wind speed of 90.9 miles per hour on the same day as Fraserburgh’s late night shopping events, which was also, itself, affected by the high speeds.

However, making something positive out of the stormy weather, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses has now announced that they will be running a photography competition which will see the winner allowed free access to the museum until the end of December, 2014.

The competition itself marks the 25th anniversary of the highest wind speed recorded at Kinnaird Head, 142 miles per hour recorded in 1989, with entries displayed in an exhibition at the museum from February 13 to Easter.

To enter, your photograph must be taken on the Banff and Buchan coastline, between the rivers Devron and Ythan, or feature a boat registered in Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh or Peterhead.

Entries must also be submitted electronically as a JPEG or PDF file, and framed ready for exhibition.

Furthermore, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses must be given permission to use the image, crediting the photographer, in promotional materials, and be allowed to sell the image with a 20% commission going to the museum.

For more information on how to enter, please visit the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses Facebook page at www.goo.gl/8SHbbo.