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Firth of Forth Islands: The wild and mysterious story of Scotland's forgotten isles

The islands of the Firth of Forth are packed with wildlife and have a rich and bloody history.

Scotland’s western islands get a deserved amount of attention. But if you want to do something different, why not explore the eastern isles scattered along the Firth of Forth estuary? Mostly uninhabited and reclaimed by nature, they are home to countless wild seabirds and ancient castle ruins, and hold stories of smugglers, military battles, fleeing monks and political treachery.

Here is our guide to these extraordinary islands.

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