what appears to be a stimulating stroll to a somewhat
daunting destination. The walker should beware that tides change and make access to, and return from, this Firth of Forth island impassable. Some two years ago there was a rescue of a person with an appropriate name, Daniel Defoe. Just over 300 years previously his famous namesake had learnt of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk from the Juan Fernandez island group in the Pacific Ocean. This subsequently led to the concept and writing of Robinson Crusoe. Read the BBC's account of the Cramond incident.
Scottish Islands Explorer - the current issue features an article on Cramond