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Dead sperm whale found in Forth

The Courier - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
A dead sperm whale has been found floating in the Firth of Forth nine days after one or more were spotted swimming further upriver.
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RSPB wins legal challenge to put offshore wind farms on hold

Scottish Legal News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A bird conservation charity has successfully challenged plans to develop four offshore wind farms in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.

River projects awarded £1.65m lottery funding

BBC News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The River Almond rises in Lanarkshire near Shotts and runs through West Lothian to the Firth of Forth. The River Avon originates in North Lanarkshire and forms the boundary between Falkirk and West Lothian council areas before entering the Firth of ...

Forth Road Bridge cable swinger behind bars

The Courier - ‎12 hours ago‎
... who carried out a high-wire act on the Forth Road Bridge in the middle of the night swinging from a cable has been jailed.

UCG report dismissed by Cluff

Dunfermline Press - ‎18 hours ago‎
“Given what we know about this technology's chequered history around the world, plans to burn coal seams under the Firth of Forth are completely reckless.” FoES wants the Scottish Government to ban UCG and “end the threat” to communities around the ...

Go forth and be terrified: Care home staff abseil Scotland's iconic bridge News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth is nine miles from Edinburgh city. Considered a symbol of Scotland, the bridge is 156 metres high and 2,467 metres (8,094 ft) long.
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Friends of the Earth UCG report dismissed by Cluff as "scaremongering"

The Courier - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) report alleging Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is seriously dangerous has been dismissed as “scaremongering” by the firm behind a project in the Firth of Forth. The report said UCG poses climate change, local ...

The true story of Macbeth - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
On this day in 1054, Siward, Earl of Northumbria, defeated Macbeth, King of Scotland, somewhere north of the Firth of Forth. Siward's battle with Macbeth was, of course, woven into the action in William Shakespeare's classic play Macbeth five centuries ...

Community leader demands beach polluters face the law

The Courier - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Carol Rhodes, from the Kinghorn Harbour Residents' and Environmental Group, has backed the work of multiple agencies which are attempting to locate the source of contamination in the Firth of Forth. Earlier this month the Fife Coast and Countryside ...

Hero pals who dived into Burntisland harbour relive moment they saved family from drowning in sinking car

Scottish Daily Record - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Connor Jarvie, 23, and Callum Carnegie, 19, didn't hesitate when the Skoda careered down a five-foot drop into the Firth of Forth at Burntisland, Fife. The two pals leapt in and helped get three girls aged 10, 13 and 14 and the 56-year-old male driver ...

A rush of goodwill: 7 adventurous social enterprises

Third Force News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Port Edgar Watersports in the Firth of Forth use both 6.3 metre and 5.5 metre rigid-inflatable boats (RIB) to teach you how to manoeuvre and handle a boat and become an instructor yourself.
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Video: Men tell of heroic water rescue after car plunges off Burntisland harbour

The Courier - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Five people, including young children, had been in the vehicle at the Beacon Leisure Centre car park, when it suddenly careered forward and nosedived down a five-feet drop into the Firth of Forth. It is understood the driver had his leg in a cast which ...

Photograph shows stunning aerial views of Forth bridges

Scotsman - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The picture shows the older Forth bridges side by side with the partially completed Queensferry crossing and the wonderfully blue waters of the Firth of Forth. A key milestone on the new bridge was reached earlier this year when engineers completed the ...

10 things you (probably) didn't know about the Forth Bridge

WOW24/7 (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The Forth Bridge has been an easily recognisable Scottish icon for over 125 years, spanning the Firth of Forth between North and South Queensferry and bringing rail passengers to and from Edinburgh in style.
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SAL in Lone record smash

Heavy Lift - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
July 26 - SAL Heavy Lift's vessel Lone has transported a 1,100-tonne submerged turret production buoy from Batam, Indonesia to the Firth of Forth in Scotland - a 8,733 nautical mile (16,173 km) journey that took just 20 days to complete.

Good week, bad week

Herald Scotland - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
As a child, I was thrilled to live but an ancient stone's throw from the Antonine Wall. The mighty fortification runs for 37 miles from Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the River Clyde and was the most complex frontier ever ...

Revealed: blow to controversial plans to burn coal under the sea

Herald Scotland - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
UCG has been proposed in three areas of the Firth of Forth by the multi-millionaire oil and mining tycoon, Algy Cluff. It would involve drilling boreholes up to a kilometre deep, burning coal seams under the seabed, and extracting the resulting gas to ...

Room with a view of Bass Rock

The Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The top-secret site, overlooking the Firth of Forth, was used to test captured German equipment. The station also played a key role during the D-Day landings.

The brutal witch hunts of a love-struck Scottish king

Scotsman (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Image from pamphlet published in 1591 after the North Berwick Witch trials which were launched following claims of attempt on life of James VI and his wife, Anne of Denmark.
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Aircraft take to the skies for legendary test pilot Eric “Winkle” Melrose-Brown's farewell - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Lt Cmdr Ralph Jameson, 92, witnessed Winkle land a Mosquito on HMS Indefatigable in the Firth of Forth on March 25, 1944. He said: “He was a uniquely skilled pilot.