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