May at War!

World War Two Indicator Loop system still evident

World War Two Indicator Loop system still evident

The Isle of May main lighthouse

The Isle of May main lighthouse

Friday 14th August comments: This weekend we are holding a two day event to acknowledge the role that the Isle of May played in the World Wars. Local historian Ron Morris (who has authored several books on the subject) will lead guided walks over the two days revealing just how important the island was to home defence.

The island has various ‘distinctions’ including having the first ever warship sunk by a torpedo fired by a submarine and the very first German aircraft was shot down over Britain during WWII over the island. You can also learn about the tragic ‘Battle of the Isle of May’ whilst seeing the important indicator loop system which was laid across the seabed from the island to detect German submarines.

The events are free and run on both Saturday and Sunday. To attend just book on one of the boats which sail to the island with more details on the following links:

May Princess (departs from Anstruther)  http://www.isleofmayferry.com/

Osprey rib ((departs from Anstruther) http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/boat.html

Seabird rib (departs from North Berwick) https://www.seabird.org/boats/isle-of-may-landings/14/160

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