Milton Island :: Shared Description

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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NS4273 : Milton Island by Lairich Rig
NS4273 : Milton Island: the western end by Lairich Rig
NS4273 : Milton Island: the eastern end by Lairich Rig


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Created: Wed, 21 Mar 2018, Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2018

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