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Inchgarvie Fortifications
Inchgarvie Fortifications - by Victor Naumenko ©
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Photographer: © Victor Naumenko (Gallery)(11th October 2012)
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Inchgarvie Fortifications

In the days when boats were the only way to cross the Firth of Forth, the island was on the main route between North Queensferry in Fife and South Queensferry in Lothian. This made the island strategically important and Inchgarvie was the site of a Castle built by King James IV in 1490, presumably for defensive purposes. Between 1519 and 1671, the island was the site of a prison within the Castle. Although Inchgarvie is presently uninhabited, it became important to the security of the Firth of Forth during the WWI and the WWII.
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Camera Make: SONY Model: DSC-W200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 19.8 mm, ISO: 125, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 25, 2012, 4:41 am
ImageID:1161285, Image size: 2048 x 1536 pixels

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