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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Tour May Island Scotland

Tour May Island Scotland. A view of the May Island from the coastline at Cellardyke, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The first human settlers arrived in Fife about eight thousand years ago and made good use of the May Island for fishing and seal hunting, the earliest find of human activity that has so far been found on the Isle is a piece of pottery dated 2,000 B C, ancient flint arrow heads have also been found. It seems that long before Christianity the island had some religious significance, this serene austere island certainly lends it self to peaceful thoughts , place names around the island are reminders of its religious history,such as Kirkhaven, Alterstanes, the Angel, and the Pilgrim. It is thought that the island name comes from the Norsemen who called the island Maa Oy, which is norse for gull island. Isle of May Lighthouse. The island now serves as an important research centre for breeding seabirds, such as puffins, guillemots and razorbills.

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