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Kippie Island

Kippie Island is the Scottish part of a riverine island which is divided by the Scottish-English border. Located in the River Tweed, 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of Coldstream in the Scottish Borders, the entire island is a half-mile (1 km) in length, but Scotland has the smaller part (1.73 ha / 4.3 acres) as against 5.47 ha / 13.5 acres for the English part, known as Dreeper Island. They were once separate and are shown as such on the Second Edition of the Six-Inch Ordnance Survey map (1899). Dreeper Island is now actually connected to the the English shore by a sandbank at its southern tip and the eastern channel looks likely to silt up, giving rise to the likely situation of a part of Scotland lying on the wrong side of the River Tweed. There is no resident population.


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