NS4273 : Milton Island: the eastern end

taken 3 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Milton Island: the eastern end
Milton Island: the eastern end
The patch of green shown here is not the whole island, which presently exists as several disconnected patches like this one (compare NS4273 : Milton Island), collectively included within a less distinct boundary, part of which can be seen to the left and right, just behind this grassy patch. That boundary is the edge of Milton Island.

The western end of the "island" is a similar patch about 160 metres behind the photographer's position: NS4273 : Milton Island: the western end.

For 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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Friday, 9 February, 2018   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4265 7378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8755N 4:31.2162W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4264 7379
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