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Edinburgh, Cramond Island, anti-shipping barrier. View of barrier from North.

SC 537398

Description Edinburgh, Cramond Island, anti-shipping barrier. View of barrier from North.

Date 19/5/1998

Catalogue Number SC 537398

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 34592 CN

Scope and Content View from Cramond Island of the anti-shipping barrier, Cramond, Edinburgh Cramond Island, part of the old parish of Cramond, is a small uninhabited island lying in the Firth of Forth just north of the mouth of the River Almond at Cramond Village. The island is accessible by a causeway at low tide. These massive wedge-shaped concrete blocks were part of the island's World War II defence system designed to protect shipping lanes in the Firth of Forth. The long concrete causeway allows access to the island from the mainland at low tide. The great area of inter-tidal sand and mud between Cramond Island and Cramond Village forms the Drum Sands, a rich feeding ground and important habitat for a variety of birds, including tern, redshank, sandpiper, widgeon, scaup and goldeneye. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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