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This photo was taken on top of the concrete pillars which lead out to Cramond Island.
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Cramond Island (Scottish Gaelic Eilean Chathair Amain) is one of several islands that lie in the Firth of Forth in eastern Scotland, near Edinburgh. As its name implies, it lies off Cramond. It is one third of a mile (0.5 km) long and covers an area of 19 acres and is currently part of the Dalmeny Estate. Strictly speaking it is not a true island at all, but a tidal island being connected to the mainland at low tide. There is a paved path, exposed at low tide, which allows easy access to visitors wishing to cross over. This path runs at the foot of a row of concrete pillars which may have been part of a track for transporting ammunition and supplies to the gun emplacements. At high tide the island is completely cut off from the mainland – the path is several feet below sea level at high tide. The island lies approximately one mile from the shore, and this should be taken into account when crossing, as the tides can quickly change, leaving visitors stranded. It may be seen as forming part of the estuary of the River Almond whose mouth is near the landward end of the crossing.
Please also view Cramond Beach: