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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cramond Island, Scotland
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Eilean Chathair Amain


Cramond Island (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Chathair Amain) is one of several islands in the Firth of Forth in eastern Scotland, near Edinburgh.



Five interesting facts about Eilean Chathair Amain:

  • It is one of 43 tidal islands that can be walked to from the mainland of Great Britain and one of 17 that can be walked to from the Scottish mainland.
  • The island is 0.54 km (1⁄3 mile) long and covers 7.70 ha (19.03 acres).
  • It is easily accessible on foot from the mainland at low tide across the Drum Sands. Around a kilometer and a half walk, the journey is pleasant and the path littered with seashells.
  • Cramond Island was fortified during World War II to repel a potential invasion via the Forth River.
  • Throughout most of its history, the island was used for farming, especially sheep-farming, and perhaps served as a fishing outpost as well.

Cramond Island
Cramond Island with causeway and anti-boat pylons, Scotland
Cramond Island
Low tide, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Low tide, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Low tide, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Causeway and anti-boat pylons, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Causeway anti-boat pylons, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cyanea lamarckii
Blue jellyfish, Firth of Forth, Scotland
Shore crab
Shore crab, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Stones, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
WW2-era fortifications, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Flora, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Firth of Forth, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
Firth of Forth, Cramond Island, Scotland
Cramond Island
High tide, Cramond Island, Scotland
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