The island of Inchcolm lies in the Firth of Forth. In the dark ages it was home to a hermit but emerged as a prominent religious sanctuary in the 12th Century when it became a priory for Augustinian canons. It’s existence as a religious institution ended with the reformation in 1560 and it was used as a strategic fort during the second world war. Today you can visit by boat from South Queensferry, buy beer and crisps and look out for seals.