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Gaelic name[Innis Choluim] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)
Meanin o nameIsland of St Columba
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Inchcoam shawn within Fife
OS grid referenceNT189827
Coordinates56°02′N 3°18′W / 56.03°N 3.30°W / 56.03; -3.30
Physical geography
Island groupIslands o the Forth
Aurie9 hectare (22 acre)
Heichest elevation34 m
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieFife

Inchcoam (frae the Scots Gaelic "Innis Choluim", meanin Columba's Island) is an island in the Firth o Forth in Scotland. Repeatitly attacked bi Inglis raiders in the Wars o Scots Unthirldom, it wis fortifee'd in baith Warld Wars tae defend nearbi Edinburgh. Inchcoam nou attracts veesitors tae its umwhile Augustine Aibey.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  3. Ordnance Survey
  4. Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 27 Julie 2007.
  5. Area estimate from Morris, Ron (2003) "The Wildlife of Inchcolm :" Hillside. Retrieved 23 June 2008.

Coordinates: 56°01′45″N 3°18′0″W / 56.02917°N 3.30000°W / 56.02917; -3.30000