View of Firth of Forth from Cramond

View of Firth of Forth from Cramond, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Scotland’s Firth of Forth which is a bay or estuary where the River Forth completes its easterly flow into the North Sea near Edinburgh.This tidal fjord offers a wide range of interests for visitors and residents including:

  • Bird Watching (including Basss Rock).
  • Walking and hiking.
  • Photography.
  • Engineering ( Forth Road and Rail Bridges).
  • A Roman Fort (at Cramond).
  • Boat trips.
  • Quaint and historic villages along the shores including the Fife Coast  and South Queensferry. 

Here is a winter view looking north from Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh.

View of Firth of Forth from Salisbury Crags

View of Firth of Forth from Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh

Here is a view looking north towards Cramond Island and Dalgety Bay with tide at low ebb.

Causeway to Cramond Island from Cramond

Causeway to Cramond Island from Cramond, Scotland

Here is the famous Forth Rail Bridge which spans the Firth and dates from 1890. The world’s first major steel bridge.

Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth

Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth, Scotland

 

Overall, an impressive waterway which offers many recreational facilities but is also home to a petrochemical complex and  commercial docks.

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