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The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill
The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill
The Forth Bridges cross the Firth
The Forth Bridges cross the Firth
Satellite photo of the Firth and the surrounding area
Satellite photo of the Firth and the surrounding area
Map of the Firth
Map of the Firth

Firth of Forth (Scottish Gaelic: Linne Foirthe) is the estuary or firth of Scotland's River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea between Fife to the north, and West Lothian, the City of Edinburgh, and East Lothian to the south. The river is tidal as far inland as Stirling, but generally it is considered that the inland extent of the firth ends at the Kincardine Bridge. There are a number of towns which line the shores, as well as the petrochemical complexes at Grangemouth, the commercial docks at Leith, oilrig construction yards at Methil, the ship-breaking facility at Inverkeithing and the naval dockyard at Rosyth, with numerous other industrial areas including the Forth Bridgehead area, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy, Bo'ness and Leven. Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 695 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 695 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The top of Calton Hill with the National Monument and Nelsons Monument View over Edinburgh, with the Dugald Stewart Monument in the foreground Calton Hill is a hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, just to the east of the city centre. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 431 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 431 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x948, 289 KB) The Firth of the river Forth, on the east coast of Scotland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x948, 289 KB) The Firth of the river Forth, on the east coast of Scotland. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (974x491, 11 KB) From [1] Map of the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (974x491, 11 KB) From [1] Map of the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Rio de la Plata estuary Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Estuaries An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Firth is the Scots word used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... The River Forth meanders over fertile farmlands near Stirling The River Forth, 47 km (29 miles) long, is the major river draining the eastern part of the central belt of Scotland. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... This article is about the area in Scotland. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 20th  - Total 427 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Livingston ISO 3166-2 GB-WLN ONS code 00RH Demographics Population Ranked 10th  - Total (2005) 163,780  - Density 384 / km² Politics West Lothian Council http://www. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a lieutenancy Area. ... Broad Street at the heart of Stirlings Old Town area (called Top of the Town by locals) Stirling Castle (Southwest aspect) The main courtyard inside Stirling Castle. ... The Kincardine Bridge on the River Forth. ... Petrochemicals are chemical products made from raw materials of petroleum (hydrocarbon) origin. ... Grangemouth petrochemical works, November 2006 A map of Grangemouth from 1945 Grangemouth is a town and former burgh in the council area of Falkirk, Scotland, and formerly in the County of Stirling. ... A dock is an area of water between two piers or alongside a pier, forming a chamber used for building or repairing one ship. ... Formerly a municipal burgh,[1] Leith is a town at the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Hibernia platform is the worlds largest oil platform. ... Methil is a town in South East Fife, Scotland, situated near the mouth of the River Leven on the Firth of Forth between Buckhaven and Leven. ... The Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing is an ancient burgh in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth. ... A dockyard primarily serving a navy See: Royal Navy Dockyards Naval Dockyard (Bombay) Categories: Stub ... Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Saoithe) is located on the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast, a mile (1. ... Burntisland Burntisland is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland on the Firth of Forth. ... Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... Boness, properly Borrowstounness, is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland, lying on a hillside on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Kincardine Bridge and the famous Forth Road Bridge and Forth Bridge carry traffic across the Firth. A third crossing, the Upper Forth Crossing, to be located next to the Kincardine Bridge is under construction and is expected to open in 2008. The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge in east central Scotland. ... For the nearby road bridge, see Forth Road Bridge. ... The Upper Forth Crossing is the name given to the project to build a third road bridge over the River Forth in Scotland. ...


The inner Firth, i.e. between the Kincardine and Forth bridges, has lost about half of its former intertidal area as a result of land being reclaimed, partly for agriculture, but mainly for industry and the large ash lagoons built to deposit the spoil from the coal fired Longannet Power Station near Kincardine. Longannet Power Station is a large coal-fired power station on the upper Firth of Forth near the Scottish town of Kincardine. ... Kincardine on Forth is a town located on the Firth of Forth, in Fife, Scotland. ...


The Firth is important for nature conservation. The Firth of Forth Islands SPA (Special Protection Area) is host to over 90,000 breeding seabirds every year. There is a bird observatory on the Isle of May. Conservation can be confused with conversation and vice versa. ... A Special Protection Area or SPA is a designation under the European Commission Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/409/EEC). ... A bird observatory is a centre for the study of bird migration and bird populations. ...


Firth of Forth islands

Towns and villages on the shoreline Bass Rock from North Berwick. ... Craigleith is a small island in the Firth of Forth off East Lothian in Scotland. ... Cramond Island and the walkway seen from the shore. ... Eyebroughy (or archaically Ibris) is an island in the Firth of Forth, 200m off East Lothian, Scotland. ... Fidra Fidra is an uninhabited island in the Firth of Forth, off eastern Scotland. ... Inchcolm Abbey. ... Inchgarvie is a small island in the Firth of Forth to the east of Scotland. ... Inchkeith, viewed from Granton. ... Inchmickery is an island in the Firth of Forth to the east of Scotland. ... The Lamb, sometimes called Lamb Island, is a small rock between the islands of Fidra and Craigleith in the Firth of Forth, off the south-east coast of Scotland. ... Light house on the Isle of May The Isle of May is located in the north of the outer Firth of Forth, approximately 8 km (5 miles) off the coast. ...

Places of interest along the Firth Aberdour is a popular and attractive village on the south coast of Fife, Scotland. ... Anstruther seafront. ... Buckhaven is an old coastal fishing town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. ... Burntisland Burntisland is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland on the Firth of Forth. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Crail is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Culross Culross (pronounced Coo-ros) is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Dalgety Bay, a coastal town in Fife, Scotland, stands on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. ... Pan Ha, Dysart For other uses, see Dysart Dysart is a small town in Fife, Scotland found on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. ... Earlsferry is a village in Fife, Scotland, situated beside Chapel Ness on the north coast of the Firth of Forth eight miles east of Leven. ... East Wemyss Situated on the East Coast of the Kingdom of Fife, East Wemyss is celebrated for its pictish cave drawings the coastal village was and still is a keen spot for fisher men. ... Elie is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... The Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing is an ancient burgh in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth. ... Kincardine on Forth is a town located on the Firth of Forth, in Fife, Scotland. ... Kinghorn, Fife Kinghorn is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... Leven is a town in Fife, Scotland, and formerly an administrative Burgh. ... Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland Lower Largo is a village in Fife, Scotland situated on Largo Bay on the north side of the Firth of Forth. ... Methil is a town in South East Fife, Scotland, situated near the mouth of the River Leven on the Firth of Forth between Buckhaven and Leven. ... North Queensferry is a town in Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth, between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge. ... The Seal of Pittenweem Pittenweem from the outer harbour wall. ... Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Saoithe) is located on the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast, a mile (1. ... Aberlady Church Aberlady is a village in the Scottish council area of East Lothian. ... The degree to which an individual is sympathetic to or a part of the culture of African-Americans. ... Boness, properly Borrowstounness, is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland, lying on a hillside on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. ... Cockenzie Power Station, from North Bridge Edinburgh Cockenzie and Port Seton is a unified town in East Lothian, Scotland, situated on the coast of the Firth of Forth, four miles north east of Musselburgh. ... Cramond is a village built on the east side of the River Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth forming a natural harbour, now a suburb of Edinburgh. ... This article is about Dunbar in Scotland. ... Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... Grangemouth petrochemical works, November 2006 A map of Grangemouth from 1945 Grangemouth is a town and former burgh in the council area of Falkirk, Scotland, and formerly in the County of Stirling. ... Gullane is a small village on the East coast of Scotland, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. ... Formerly a municipal burgh,[1] Leith is a town at the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Showing the Brunton Hall, from the west of the town Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, six miles east of Edinburgh city centre. ... This article is about the town in Scotland. ... Port Edgar is a town and marina situated situated immediately to the west of the southern end of the Forth Road Bridge at South Queensferry. ... Portobello is a beach resort 3 miles (5 km) to the east of Edinburgh city centre along the coast of the Firth of Forth from Leith. ... Cockenzie Power Station, from North Bridge Edinburgh Cockenzie and Port Seton is a unified town in East Lothian, Scotland, situated on the coast of the Firth of Forth, four miles north east of Musselburgh. ... Prestonpans is a small town found to the East of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the unitary council area of East Lothian . ... South Queensferry seen from the Forth Road Bridge. ...

Looking over the Forth Footbridge towards Bird Reserve Aberlady Bay is a bay in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Blackness Castle was a minor garrison on the Firth of Forth, but John Selzer considered it important enough to add the massive spur protecting the gate and shortened the Stern tower as a base for 3 heavy guns. ... The Royal Burgh of Carnoustie (Gaelic: Càrn Fheusda) is a burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. ... Culross Culross (pronounced Coo-ros) is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Dalmeny House Dalmeny House is a large baronial mansion and estate in Dalmeny on the Firth of Forth in Scotland. ... Hopetoun House is the traditional residence of the Earl of Hopetoun (later the Marquess of Linlithgow). ... Longniddry Bents is a beach just north of Longniddry in East Lothian, Scotland. ... Aerial view of the museum complex, with the twin masted Reaper seen moored in the harbour to the left. ... Seton sands with Edinburgh in the distance Seton Sands is a rocky beach to the east of Port Seton, which is to the western end of Longniddry Bents and also part of the John Muir Way coastal walk. ... Tantallon Castle is located 3 miles east of North Berwick in Scotland. ... Location Yellowcraigs, looking west An area of forest, beach and grassland in south-east Scotland, officially designated as a nature reserve and an SSI (site of Scientific Interest). ...

References in pop culture

Progressive rock band Genesis wrote a song entitled "Firth of Fifth", a play on "Firth of Forth". It appears on Selling England by the Pound. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... It has been suggested that Six of the Best be merged into this article or section. ... Firth of Fifth ( ) is an epic rock song by progressive rock band Genesis from their 1973 album Selling England by the Pound. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


External links

  • Isle of May bird observatory

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Firth of Forth - definition of Firth of Forth in Encyclopedia (235 words)
The Firth of Forth is the estuary or firth of the River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea between Fife to the north, and West Lothian, the City of Edinburgh, and East Lothian to the south.
The river is tidal as far inland as Stirling, but generally it is considered that the inland extent of the firth ends at the Kincardine Bridge.
The Firth of Forth Islands SPA (Special Protection Area) is host to over 90,000 breeding seabirds every year.
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