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Crying Hill

A summit above Pettycur overlooking the pier below on the northern shore of the Firth of Firth. It is said that a lookout would shout a warning relating to tidal condition and the arrival of the Forth Ferry, the principal connection across the Firth until the development of the Granton and Burntisland railway ferry in 1848. Nearby is the Witches Ring, where witches were burned, the last in 1644. Parts of the Pettycur Battery were established here in 1916 as part of improved defences of the Firth of Forth.


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