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Guide to Rural Scotland - Inner Hebrides

Guide to Rural Scotland - Inner Hebrides

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The Inner Hebrides, unlike the Western Isles,
is not a compact geographical unit. Rather, it
is a collection of disparate islands lying off the
Argyll coast and forming part of that county
(apart from Skye, which is part of the
Highlands). Each island has its own distinct
character, with sizes ranging from the
87,535hectares of Mull (the third largest of
Scotland’s islands) to the 33 hectares of Staffa
and the 877 hectares of Iona.

Travel Publishing has made available Free of Charge digital editions of its popular series of Guide Books. These are available with working hyperlinks and for free download for personal use from http://www.findsomewhere.co.uk/PDF/PDF.htm
The Inner Hebrides, unlike the Western Isles,
is not a compact geographical unit. Rather, it
is a collection of disparate islands lying off the
Argyll coast and forming part of that county
(apart from Skye, which is part of the
Highlands). Each island has its own distinct
character, with sizes ranging from the
87,535hectares of Mull (the third largest of
Scotland’s islands) to the 33 hectares of Staffa
and the 877 hectares of Iona.

Travel Publishing has made available Free of Charge digital editions of its popular series of Guide Books. These are available with working hyperlinks and for free download for personal use from http://www.findsomewhere.co.uk/PDF/PDF.htm

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walks
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scenic attraction
 
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flora and fauna
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 The Inner Hebrides, unlike the Western Isles,is not a compact geographical unit. Rather, itis a collection of disparate islands lying off the Argyll coast and forming part of that county (apart from Skye, which is part of theHighlands). Each island has its own distinctcharacter, with sizes ranging from the87,535hectares of Mull (the third largest of Scotland’s islands) to the 33 hectares of Staffaand the 877 hectares of Iona.Not all the islands are inhabited, and of those that are, most have seen a drop inpopulation over the years. On some that wereonce inhabited, the remains of cottages andeven old chapels are still to be found. Thenames trip off the tongue like a litany, andsome, to English speakers, are decidedly unusual. Mull; Muck; Rum; Eigg; Coll; Canna; Tiree; Islay; Jura; Colonsay. Most have theirorigins in Gaelic, and in some cases Norse.Each island is different. Lismore, forinstance, is flat and fertile, while Jura ismountainous. Mull iseasily accessible from themainland, while Canna,beyond Rum, is remote.Islay (pronounced‘Eyelah’) and Jura are themost southerly and lie off the western coast of theMull of Kintyre, from where they are reached by ferry. Islay is where you will find, at Finlagan, thecapital of the ancientLordship of the Isles. It is
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also an island famous for its distilleries, whichmake a peaty, dark malt. Tiree is said to be thesunniest spot in Britain, though it is also oneof the wettest and windiest. It is low lying, somuch so that its name in Gaelic, Tir an Eornaactually means the land below the sea. It isnow famous for its surfing beaches, and many championships are held here.Even though most of the islands lie wellaway from the mainland, they have still beeninfluenced by Lowland Scots and Englishsensibilities. Rum has changed its name threetimes since the 1880s. Originally it was Rum,then, when the Bullough family bought it inthe late 19th century, they changed it to Rhumin deference to their teetotal beliefs. In 1957the island was bought by Scottish NaturalHeritage and the name changed back to Rum.Places like Mull and Skye are proving to bepopular retirement spots, with the local peoplehaving a name for the Lowland Scots and
Tobermory, Isle of Mull

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