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Keith Inch, Aberdeenshire

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Keith Inch, Aberdeenshire

Not to be confused with "Inchkeith", in the Firth of Forth Keith Inch is the easternmost point of mainland Scotland. It is located in Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, forming the north point of Peterhead Bay at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:57|30|10|N|1|45|51|W| | |name= }}. Formerly an island, it now forms part of Peterhead Harbour. "Inch" is a common Scottish word for an island, e.g. Inchcolm, Inchkenneth, and na h-Innse Gall and derives from the Scottish Gaelic, innis. It was used in the whaling industry, and boil yards were here. http://www. geograph. org. uk/photo/176530 In 1644 about 500 of Cromwell’s English soldiers reigned terror in the Peterhead. They were encamped on Keith Inch with their headquarters in the castle
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNK1345
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
 

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