WW2 in Scotland

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by BurnWithThePigs, Apr 16, 2019.


Places In Scotland for WW2 findings and Water Areas for "Magnet Fishing"

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  1. BurnWithThePigs

    BurnWithThePigs New Member

    Hey, I'm American and I will be traveling over seas for my first time. I will be going to Scotland and I am a massive WW2... fan...? I don't know what to call it, correct me if you want. But I would really love to be able to find some WW2 relics of some sort. Even just a singular bullet casing. And yes, if I find anything big, I will let the authorities know or ask a museum if they would like them because I would not be able to take it back over seas. I will need to get myself a medal detector obviously. If it were to involve going into water, I have a 500 pound pulling magnet and I could use that for those. I have also seen some British Youtubers go to canals as it looks like and they use the magnets there. So I would love if someone could give me some areas for both. Either canals for "magnet fishing" or anywhere for WW2 findings. Thank you for your time and I can't wait to read some of your replies. And don't ask about my name, it's just my gaming name as I preferred not to put my actual name. Thank you again.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just out of interest, how do you propose to carry this magnet from I presume USA to Scotland

    May be a better idea and give you a wider search base if you got yourself a metal detector. Can I suggest you verify certain aspects of metallurgy before you start, as I believe most bullet casing are made from brass and if I recall my engineering college days brass in non magnetic

    What happens if during your magnet fishing expeditions you pull out a piece of live ordnance

  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I hope that you know that there are no WW2 battlefields in Scotland?

    You usually find “battlefield” collectors over in France & Belgium. They regularly turn up WW1 material.

    You will likely find more recent items in the waters of Scottish Canals.....

    Scottish Canals

    Wish you luck........

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  4. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    while in Scotland, mayIsuggest to visit former SOE centres to find out more about Europe and WW2.
  5. BurnWithThePigs

    BurnWithThePigs New Member

    I know WW2 wasn't fought in Scotland. But you never know if there was maybe a ship that crashed there or something. And either the magnet can travel under the plane in a padded box so it doesn't stick to anything. Or buy one in Scotland. And yes, I know there is risk of finding something live that could kill me there and then. But you only live once and you need to do what you love in it.
  6. BurnWithThePigs

    BurnWithThePigs New Member

    I know WW2 wasn't found in Scotland, but as I said to TrickyDicky, a potential ship or vehicle could have crashed or something and not everything was cleaned up. I will definitely try the canals though. Thanks.
  7. BurnWithThePigs

    BurnWithThePigs New Member

    Will do, thanks for helping me out.
  8. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

  9. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    There will be wreckage from planes shot down while trying to bomb sites in Scotland, also lots of bomb fragments I would think?

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