Talk:Firth of Forth

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It would be nice to have a picture ....

Yes, I've got one I took on the roof of the Ocean Terminal at Leith, showing the bridges in the far distance. I just have to find it on my harddisk.....Renata 11:07 Nov 6, 2002 (UTC)

thirty-first to the fifth[edit]

Hopiakuta 00:44, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Isn't Firth of Forth referenced in one of Shakespeare's plays, either Macbeth or Hamlet (probably the former)?

See the Inchcolm article. --MacRusgail 02:06, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

The Firth is a fjord[edit]

The Firth of Forth is a fjord, not only by the ethmology of "firth".
Look, what I've found by Google:

Science Ddirect

Earth-Science Reviews Volume 70, Issues 3-4, May 2005, Pages 253-312

The last British Ice Sheet: A review of the evidence utilised in the compilation of the Glacial Map of Britain

David J.A. Evansa, , , Chris D. Clarkb and Wishart A. Mitchella aDepartment of Geography, University of Durham, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, England, UK bDepartment of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England, UK Received 17 February 2004; accepted 10 January 2005. Available online 19 March 2005

Earth-Science Reviews : The last British Ice Sheet: A review of ... - The northern part of the Solway Firth around The Machars of Galloway is also known .... The marginal recession of the Forth glacier is well documented by a ...

--Ulamm (talk) 13:49, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

the Forth Bridgehead area[edit]

What is the Forth Bridgehead area? Not a term I've heard - clarification of which towns/villages and a citation would be useful. Mutt Lunker (talk) 00:40, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

The Forth Bridgehead area is a term used to encompass land around the northern approaches to the Forth Road Bridge. It was probably first coined by Fife Council in connection with proposals to alleviate the considerable traffic congestion that occcurs in peak periods at this one road bridge connecting the principal population centres of Fife with employment locations in and around Edinburgh. More recently, as former Ministry of Defence land has become available for redevelopment, property speculators have begun to use the term, seemingly to imply proximity to the bridge and supposed ease of access to Scotland's capital city. As used todaay, the term covers Rosyth Dockyard and former Naval Base (the latter having been redeveloped as a series of industrial and office campuses and a ferry port), Inverkeithing (whose industrial zone around its harbour is rather run-down at the moment), and the southern edge of Dunfermline, particularly the relatively modern Carnegie Campus business park immediately north of the A823(M) motorway spur off the M90 and the Pitreavie industrial estate on the west side of the A823 Queensferry Road. Frequent references to the Bridgehead can be found in the Fife Council free paper, Fife Direct ( and in the Dunfermline and Central Fife local newspapers.Jamjarface (talk) 23:12, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Is it properly "Firth" or "firth"?[edit]

In the last two paragraphs, it says "The Firth is important..." with a capital F, and the next paragraph says "oil transfer between ships in the firth" with a lower case f. Is "firth" without the capital letter correct, or not? --DThomsen8 (talk) 04:19, 9 December 2012 (UTC)


So can someone add the origins of the name "Forth"? Is it the English form of Scots Gaelic for "Fjord"? The last trace of a now-forgotten kingdom? Or...? -- llywrch (talk) 15:20, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind. I found the information under River Forth. -- llywrch (talk) 15:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

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Basic article considering what it is on! More information is needed, take a look at what is on the firth of clyde article for ideas. Plus citations needed too. Franko2nd 16:20, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

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