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Trivial History — Falkirk

Higgins Neuk


Higgins Neuk was the southern ferry terminal for Kincardine-on-Firth, which closed in the late 1930s when the Kincardine Bridge was built.

This is a set of ambush gun loops either side of the road from the slip way, presumably built during WW2 to repel the Germans. What I can not understand is why build them?

The ferry terminal was closed, the slip could have been easily blocked or blown up and there is no cover for the defenders either side of the road. The Home Guardsmen could easily be seen from the river and dealt with.

This site may be at risk of destruction from the new river crossing at Kincardine which may well go through this way.

Higgins Neuk gun loops. Higgins Neuk gun loops.