Tour Scotland Video Mugdrum Island Firth Of Tay Newburgh Fife
Tour Scotland video of Mugdrum Island in the River Tay, offshore from the town of Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. Mugdrum's name is from muc-dhruim, the Scottish Gaelic for hog back. However, this was applied to the coast opposite in Perthshire, which part it was named for. The reeds on the island were once harvested for thatching houses and cottages and for protecting potatoes during transshipment. Until 1926, a 50 acre farm grew cereals, potatoes and turnips in the island's alluvial soil. It is now a nature reserve under the stewardship of the Tay Valley Wildfowlers' Association.
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