|Firth of Forth|
|North shore of the Firth of Forth|
|Ruins of the buildings used for mining and salt panning|
But, centuries after Preston's enterprise ceased to produce salt and coal, the ash slurry that was piped out of the nearby, Longannet Power Station, engulfed the water course. This reclaimed land inclusive of the island, is now part of a nature reserve and although man altered the landscape with this contamination, nature has been allowed to return and flourish.
|Brief history of Sir Robert Preston, nickname 'Floating Bob'|
Longannet itself will close by March 2016, the end of another era in Scotland's industrial history, and of which Sir Robert Preston was a contributor.
|Longannet Power Station|