NT3597 : Oil rigs off Buckhaven

taken 1 month ago, near to East Wemyss, Fife, Great Britain

Oil rigs off Buckhaven
Oil rigs off Buckhaven
Oil rigs are often anchored in the Forth Estuary when between jobs or due for a refit. The collapsed walls in the foreground are the remains of Buckhaven's old harbour wall.
Auld Buckhyne

The Fife coastal former fishing village of Buckhaven (haven or hyne meaning 'harbour') once had the second-largest fishing fleet in Scotland with a total of 198 boats. After about 1860, when the fishing began to decline, it became one of Fife's many mining towns. Waste from coal mining eventually silted-up the harbour leading to the demise of the remaining fishing industry. Buckhaven has a small museum with an interesting display on Buckhyne's fishing heritage.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 6 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3595 9731 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:9.8480N 3:1.9755W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3571 9759
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Buckhaven  Oil Rigs 

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