Aberlady Bay

Aberlady Bay
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Aberlady Bay

Located on the Firth of Forth coastline of East Lothian, to the south of Gullane Point and Gullane Bay, Aberlady Bay is 6 miles (10 km) southwest of North Berwick. The village of Aberlady lies on the bay. The bay, with its salt marshes and mudflats, is a designated nature reserve and a noted wintering ground for wild geese.

It was off Aberlady Bay that 70 ships of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet surrendered in 1918 before being taken by the British into internment at Scapa Flow. The remains of two miniature submarines from the Second World War can also be seen here. These were used for target-practice by the Royal Air Force in 1946.

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