Still from video
Inchkeith is 3 1/2 miles off The Lammerlaws (though it may appear to be closer).
Danny MacAskill was born on a larger island (Skye), but he left (partly) due to falling out with the local police for riding on and off benches.
He moved to Edinburgh, got a job in a bike shop and continued practicing and developing his special skills. His flatmate, Dave Sowerby, videoed some of the tricks, and Danny found a small following on YouTube.
Eleven years ago Danny and Dave produced a longer video called “Inspired Bicycles”. This was much more than just a collection of clips of tricks, it was a fine film and also launched an international career. It includes scenes of riding off the bike shop’s roof and went viral – now with 40 million views.
Inchkeith used to be owned by Tom Farmer (founder of Kwik Fit). It’s now owned by a company backed by another Edinburgh based entrepreneur who has a high profile history in the video games industry.