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This is a lighthouse in the Isle of May, north of Scotland (between St Andrews and Edinburgh).
Lying 5 miles (8 km) off the Fife coast, the Isle of May is the largest of the islands of the Firth of Forth. It is 1.5 km long and .5 km wide and amongst naturalists is noted for its colonies of seabirds, its migrant birds and its colony of grey seals and puffins. Designated a national nature reserve in 1956, it is now recognised as an important seabird research centre. Great place to go in May to see the puffins colonies and have 'the best' fish&chips of scotland (as alleged by them!) in the harbour after coming back. The island used to be inhabited by monks (there was a kind of monastery there) for centuries but there hasn't been anyone living for the last century and is now mostly a bird reserve and turist attraction.

This pic was taken on black and white film and slightly cropped in the darkroom, also I slightly burned the sky and grass when making the positive. I then scanned it and put a black frame on the computer and recently retouched contrast and brightness.

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