|Meaning of name||hog-back|
Mugdrum Island shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||River Tay|
|Highest elevation||4 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Mugdrum's name is from muc-dhruim, the Scottish Gaelic for hog-back. The name is also applied to Mugdrum House, to the west of Newburgh in Fife, on the south coast of the Tay opposite the island.
The reeds were once harvested for thatching and for protecting potatoes during transshipment. Until 1926, a 50-acre (200,000 m2) farm grew cereals, potatoes and turnips in the island's alluvial soil. It is now a nature reserve under the stewardship of the Tay Valley Wildfowlers' Association.
The Laing Museum in Newburgh preserves the stuffed body of a two-headed kitten born in the 19th century on Mugdrum.
Media related to Mugdrum Island at Wikimedia Commons
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