The Arch and the Bridge

The Arch and the Bridge

Longannet Power Station: in the process of decommissioning.  The road to Culross passing Inch House

Longannet Power Station: in the process of decommissioning.

The road to Culross passing Inch House

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The Abbey

The Abbey

The Jetty

The Jetty

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The beginning: Kincardine-on-Forth

In the beginning was North Queensferry, the original start line. However, sometime B.C. (i.e. Before the Queensferry Crossing), the powers that be recognised Kincardine as, well, the most westerly and southerly point in the Kingdom of Fife. So Kincardine now has that rather ok arch to set things up. A reasonable start I think, but not necessarily queued up with folk looking to wear out shoe leather. Does shoe leather still exist on the bottom of shoes? Pass.

After 1928, Kincardine was the most seaward road crossing before the sea: it had previously been the ferry crossing point for cattle who had been driven down to the get to the Falkirk Tryst (mark 3) at Stenhousmuir. You can still see the ferry quay timbers sticking out of the mud.

But Kincardine is mostly a place to pass through these days and there is a sense that it is a part of Fife that is forgotten about if possible, especially as the coal has now gone and the coal-fired power station (belt-fed in its day by coal moved on belts to the station) is being decommissioned..

The Mercat Cross

The Mercat Cross

 
Culross - the car park

Culross - the car park

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