Dockyard On History Visit To Rosyth Firth Of Forth Fife Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K late Autumn and early Winter travel video of the naval dockyard on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Rosyth on the Firth of Forth in West Fife. Construction of the dockyard by civil engineers Easton, Gibb & Son commenced in 1909. At the time, the Royal Navy was strengthening its presence along the eastern seaboard of Great Britain due to a naval arms race with Germany. The yard gained in size and importance during the First World War. Babcock Thorn, a consortium operated by Babcock International and Thorn EMI, was awarded the management contract for Rosyth dockyard in 1987; with Rosyth Dockyard becoming a government owned, contractor run facility. In 1993 the Ministry of Defence announced plans to privatise Rosyth. The Royal Navy's two Queen Elizabeth-class carriers were constructed across six UK shipyards, with final assembly at Rosyth. The Firth of Forth, Scottish Gaelic: Linne Foirthe is the estuary (firth) of several Scottish rivers including the River Forth. It meets the North Sea with Fife on the north coast and Lothian on the South Rosyth is a town on the Firth of Forth, three miles south of the centre of Dunfermline. The town was founded as a garden city and was built to form the coastal port of Dunfermline which began in 1909. Rosyth is almost contiguous with neighbouring Inverkeithing, separated only by the M90 motorway. Rosyth railway station is on the Fife Circle Line. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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