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Inchcolm Island Town Information




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Inchcolm Island lies just offshore in the Firth of Forth south of Dalgety Bay.



It is thought that the name is derived from a connection with St Columba and it was considered to be a holy island with many people asking to be buried there.



During World War II, defences were erected on the to protect Rosyth naval dockyards.



Inchcolm Abbey, an Augustinian priory was established on the island. This later granted Abbey status in 1235.



The original buildings were plundered by the English in the 14th century but the abbey was rebuilt in the 15th Century.



Trips to the island are available in Summer from North Queensferry, South Queensferry (and also from Newhaven Harbour near Leith on the Edinburgh side of the water.
Inchcolm Island - Photo © Simon Johnston
Inchcolm Island -
Photo: Simon Johnston CCL
 
Inchcolm Abbey - Photo © Simon Johnston
Inchcolm Abbey -
Photo: Simon Johnston CCL