NO3601 : Myreside Pond

taken 1 year ago, near to Kennoway, Fife, Great Britain

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Myreside Pond
Myreside Pond
Well hidden in a hollow you could walk past it without knowing.
Myreside Pond

This out-of-the-way pond was known by generations of local children as 'Scabanory', a name by which it is still known by most local people today. In fact if you mention Myreside Pond the chances are that you will be greeted with blank looks but call it 'Scabanory' and recognition is instant. In bygone days this pond held an almost irresistible attraction to children with its abundant supply of tadpoles, newts, frogs and minnows and it was the subject of rumours (legends almost) such as the loss of a horse, cart and driver who fell into the pond or that it was bottomless and went all the way to China! These stories were no doubt concocted by anxious parents in an attempt to keep their children away from what was a potentially dangerous water hazard. Although the pond is small it contains a healthy population of roach up to about two pounds weight and attracts small waterfowl. Kingfishers have been seen on the pond. An alternative name for this pond is 'Scabbie Norrie' which is probably a childish corruption of 'Scabanory'.

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Date Taken
Monday, 15 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 3614 0189 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:12.3181N 3:1.8581W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 36126 01896
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Myreside Pond  Scabanory  Scabbie Norrie  Leven 

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