the Isle of May  Fife


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described the Isle of May like this:

May, Isle of, in Firth of Forth, 5½, miles SE. of Crail, 126 ac., pop. 22; the Isle of May is included in the co. of Fife, but is connected with no parish; it was the seat of a 12th century priory, and contains the ruins of a 13th century chapel; on the summit, and on the NE. side are 2 lighthouses, 78 and 36 ft. high, with flashing and fixed lights (May Island) 240 and 110 ft. above high water and seen 21 and 15 miles.

the Isle of May through time

the Isle of May is now part of Fife district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fife has changed over two centuries. For statistics about the Isle of May itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of the Isle of May in Fife | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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