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Inchcolm Abbey, Firth of Forth, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Inchcolm Abbey, a remarkably well-preserved medieval structure located on Inchcolm Island in Scotland’s Firth of Forth.

The island may well have been revered as a religious site in the first century AD, There was found on Inchcolm a 10th century,Viking influenced ‘hogback’ grave-marker which is now in the island’s museum. However, the extant buildings were built and occupied during the period 12th century to 16th century, AD. A summary chronology is as follows:

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This evening, I am posting information on Inchcolm Island in Scotland’s Firth of Forth ( bay or estuary) near Edinburgh.

Inchcolm, or ‘Island of Colm’ is home to a wealth of history and offers excellent views of the famous Firth which is a busy shipping channel and spanned by the famous Forth Bridges, with a third bridge currently under construction.

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Today, we enjoyed a fascinating boat trip which connected with a wide range of sites and sights including marine animals, historic and new bridges, latest military technology, historic houses and an island with an evidenced history spanning the Viking period through medieval to 20th century military defences. All of the foregoing in the space of just under four hours and in reasonable weather conditions. Excellent value!

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