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cybers

Cramond Island

So I awoke to glorious sunshine and decided lets go for a wee wander over to Crammmond Island.
Checked the tides with the Coastguard as the council posted times are a little sketchy at the best of times and then proceeded to have a great we walk.
Recommended for anyone who has never been as it is a great wee place to just wander let the stress out and has the added bonus of it was one of our defence installations during the war so abandoned gun emplacements and buildings for photographing.

Couple of Sandwiches and a flask of Coffee recommended incase you miss the tide back  

The Walkway


Almost There


Ruins to the Bridges


Will post up more as i get through them !!!
UG_admin

Nice one cybers A place I've always wanted to visit but never got around to.
John

Great pics Cybers. I`ve heard people talking about it and always wanted to go, need to get there sometime
Stuball

Future UG day out?
UG_admin

Stuball wrote:
Future UG day out?


Count me in (subject to the usual stuff of not having work, something else arranged, washing my hairs, etc....  
Stuball

The Cramond Causeway (It only has one M cybers :p )



Beano

Lovely shot mate.      
cybers

What has  

Enough with the causeway get to the buildings already.
Stuball

cybers wrote:
What has  



3 m's mate... tut tut... a good glasgow edumucation  
calamity

amazing wee place , my next day out, cracking photos too.
Stuball

These concrete pylons were built as part of the Firth of Forth defences. They would stop ships and submarines going round the south side of the island while the north side of the island was defended with guns and search lights





From the checking I've done, this brick building was a searchlight and just below was a pill box housing a 75mm machine gun

AlanM

75mm is 3" thats mighty big bullets.  
Stuball

The bolts are still in the floor from where the gun was attached





Stuball

The searchlight



Doog Doog

Nice pics Stu  

75mm sounds more like an anti-tank gun.
Stuball





Stuball



calamity

brilliant wee bit of modern history there...
Beano

calamity wrote:
brilliant wee bit of modern history there...
Aye fur you...      
calamity

uch shoosht, you , remember I get excited at auld lavvies..
wallydug

Is Cramond Island the one mentioned at the start of Prester John?

I think a .75 machine gun would be more realistic, although I`ve never heard of one.

Wally.
cybers

it was a 7.5mm he missed a decimal point Jeezo give the guy a break
Stuball

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cramond_Island

I'm only repeating what someone else has said
womble

To blow up ships and submarines the millitary would have used a 75mm gun, probably from a warship or tank turret design.
It wouldn't be the first time naval guns have been placed on land, if I remember school lessons correctly    battleship guns were placed on the cliffs of Dover, this practice was started by Admiral Nelson who took his ships guns to attack a fortified city.
Capercaillie

Stuball wrote:



Was wondering if this was a generator building with the generators mounted on the blocks?

A great collection of military buildings so easily accessable.

Stuball

Capercaillie wrote:

Was wondering if this was a generator building with the generators mounted on the blocks?


Suppose it could have been.... makes sense
cybers

Dawdling around the island at 2am and the rain came pishing doon

Crammond by David C Laurie, on Flickr
cybers

Took a wander over again at midnight as the tides were right.

Gimme shelter by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Coxy72

crammond island

Drama college Edinburgh 1992 me and 2 pals

"Want to go to crammond island"?

" Maybe we should look at the big board telling you tide times"?

"Nahhhhhhhhhhhhh....be alright"

cut to

5 hrs in a freezing january. stuck on crammond island. soaking jeans ( not because i had pished them)
because we all thought we could run across as the water was streaming over the path. We couldnae


rescued by coast card and fined

Never again
cybers

Best to wait it out.... take a lighter to stay warm... I know folk who have been caught out by the tides even after reading the boards and not allowing for a margin of error.
RDR

Most depressing part of Crammond Island, apart from the graffiti, is the amount of rubbish, particularly glass that's on it, despite various clear up schemes in the past.
cybers


Crammond Causeway Underwater by David Laurie, on Flickr
st200

Nice one Cybers  

Cramond Island from the foreshore by Jim Cooper, on Flickr

Cramond Island by Jim Cooper, on Flickr

Cramond Island causeway by Jim Cooper, on Flickr

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