Preston Island (Fife)
|Meaning of name||named after Sir Robert Preston|
Preston Island shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Islands of the Forth|
|Highest elevation||<10 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Preston Island, south of Low Valleyfield in the Firth of Forth, was reclaimed by Sir Robert Preston in the early 19th century. A sea wall was constructed, followed by buildings and a coal mine, producing coal for the production of salt in saltpans on the island.
- "Nature reserve on island". West Fife Villages. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
- "Preston Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
- Ewart, Gordon; Stewart, David; Dunn, Andrew (1996). "Preston Island: archaeological research and excavations" (PDF). Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal,. 2: 1.
- Cunningham, Andrew (1902). "Extracts from Romantic Culross, Torryburn, Carnock, Cairneyhill, Saline and Pitfirrane". Scottish Mining Website. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
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