Updated: Nov 20, 2022
"A remarkable find". This 'Adventure with a Camera' was a visit to a Munitions depot which was established during the First World War. The Munitions were stored in a large number of widely-separated warehouses (37 are still visible on google earth) until needed.
They were loaded onto small ships for transhipment to naval vessels further down the river or at sea .
The railway branch line ran to the site from the Larbert to Alloa line at Throsk, where it crossed the river to link with the lines running W to E towards the naval installations at Rosyth and Crombie. The railway bridge could open to allow these ships to pass up the river to Bandeath. Many buildings survive on the site, as does the Admiralty pier and crane.
After a productive morning, lunch was had at the nearby Bannockburn Coffee house before heading to visit the rare surviving wooden Hollowburn railway bridge near Fallin. A fitting conclusion to another excellent photography excursion.
Location scout - Veda Murphy
Drone "pilot" - Ian Monk
Stills & bomb maker - Elizabeth Monk
"Bandeath Munitions crane" by Alan Gray,
(DPA - winning DPI 2018)