NS4273 : Milton Island

taken 10 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Milton Island
Milton Island
The photograph was taken from the area that is known as Milton Island, although its appearance at low tide, as shown here, is as a number of separate rounded grassy areas, such as the one visible in the foreground; compare NS4273 : Milton Island: the eastern end. See NS4273 : River Clyde at Milton for a more distant view of the area.

For the various structures that are visible in the background, see NS4273 : Bollards on the River Clyde.
Milton Island

Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (c.1740s50s) shows an island called "Green Inch" here. John Ainslie's "Map of the Southern Part of Scotland" (1821) calls it Milton Island, as does present-day mapping.

The OS Name Books (1860) observe that it is "an Island in the foreshore of the Clyde at Milton from which it is named. It is never covered at High Water above the High Water Mark shewn".

The shore is much changed since then; the former but long-standing presence of an Esso terminal Link just upriver will have had some effect on coastal deposition and erosion here, as will natural processes.

Although, as a result, there is no longer an island here in any meaningful sense, the old name remains; as of 2018, the "island" appears as a number of small grassy patches that lie within a larger but much less distinct boundary.

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Date Taken
Friday, 9 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 April, 2010
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4256 7378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8738N 4:31.3026W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4254 7380
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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