Inchgarvie, Firth of Forth

My son has a new green button badge – showing which house he is in at primary school.

The houses are named after islands in the Firth of Forth: Inchgarvie, Inchcolm, Inchkeith and Inchmickery.

“Inchgarvie, Inchmickery, Inchcolm, Inchkeith
Cramond, Fidra, Lamb, Craigleith
Around the Bass Rock to the Isle of May
Then past Car Craig to Dalgety Bay.”

http://www.scottishlife.org/archive/TheIslandsOfTheForth.htm

He is in Inchgarvie.

In 832 AD, King Angus of the Picts stuck the Angles’ King Athelstane’s head on a pike on Inchgarvie as a warning that this was the start of Pictish territory.

Welcome to Fife!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inchgarvie,_Firth_of_Forth.JPG

Inchgarvie lies under the Forth Rail Bridge and carries ruined WWII defences on its back – an island fortress.

Inch Garvie - geograph.org.uk - 1672012

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