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Binn, The

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Bin, a conspicuous hill in Burntisland parish, Fife. It rises abruptly, behind the town of Burntisland, from a line ½ mile distant from the shore; culminates at a point about 1 mile NNE of Burntisland Harbour; attains there, in one of two tops, an altitude of 632 feet above sea-level; presents, in its S front and in its summits, a bare and rugged appearance, in striking contrast to the fertility and brilliance all around it; and forms a marked feature among the screens of the Forth.

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