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Encyclopedia > Inner Hebridean

The Inner Hebrides are a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides. They are part of the Hebrides. In classical sources, they are referred to as the Ebudae or the Ebudes. Traditionally, the Inner Hebrides have been subdivided into two groups: Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles (officially known by their Gaelic name, Na h-Eileanan Siar, changed under The Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997) comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. ... The Hebrides comprise a wide-spread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles and Ireland. ...


Northern islands

The northern Inner Hebrides comprise Skye, the Small Isles and some smaller islands surrounding Skye. They are part of the Highland unitary council region. The smaller islands include: The Old Man of Storr, Skye The Isle of Skye, usually known simply as Skye (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Eilean Sgiathanach) is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... The Small Isles are a group of islands considered part of the British Isles, lying in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. ... The Highland unitary authority area (Roinn na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland. ...

The Ascrib Islands are a group of small islands lying in Loch Snizort off the north west coast of Skye, Scotland. ... The Crowlin Islands (gaelic: crò linne) a group of uninhabited islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... Raasay is an island between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Scotland. ... Scalpay is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides separated from the east coast of Skye by Loch na Cairidh. ... Soay From Old Norse so-øy meaning Sheep Island Soay is an island just off the south coast of Skye, occasionally considered part of the Small Isles. ... Rona, sometimes called South Rona to distinguish it from North Rona, is a small island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, north of Raasay and north east of Skye. ...

Southern islands

The southern Inner Hebrides comprise Mull, Islay, Jura, the Slate Islands, the Treshnish Islands and some islands surrounding Mull. They are part of the Argyll and Bute council region. The smaller islands include: Tobermory with 700 people, the largest settlement on Mull, is home to the only whisky distillery on the island. ... Islay shown within Argyll. ... Jura shown within Argyll Satelite picture of Jura Jura (Scottish Gaelic Diùra) is a Scottish island, in the Inner Hebrides. ... The Slate Islands are an island group in the Inner Hebrides, lying immediately off the west coast of Scotland, north of Jura and south west of Oban. ... The Treshnish Isles are a group of small islands in Scotland, lying west of Mull. ... Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ...

Cara Island is a small, uninhabited island which is located off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland, one kilometre south of Gigha. ... Coll shown within Argyll Coll is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, west of Mull. ... Colonsay shown within Argyll Colonsay is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, located north of Islay and south of Mull. ... Eilean Righ is an island in the Inner Hebrides of the west coast of Scotland. ... Eorsa is an uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... Erraid is a tidal island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, lying west of Mull (to which it is linked by a beach at low tide) and south east of Iona. ... Gigha (pronounced geea, or gi-haris) a small island off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland. ... Gometra is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, lying south west of Mull. ... Shuna is one of the Slate Islands in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, lying east of Luing. ... Iona seen from Fionnphort, the ferry point on the Isle of Mull Iona, population 175, is a small island (1 mile wide, 3. ... Inch Kenneth is an uninhabited island off the west coast of the island of Mull, Scotland. ... Kerrera is a beautiful unspoilt island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, close to the town of Oban. ... Lismore can refer to any of the following places: Lismore, Scotland, an island in Scotland Lismore, New South Wales, a city in Australia Lismore, a town in County Waterford, Ireland Lismore, Minnesota, a city located in Nobles County, Minnesota. ... Little Colonsay is an uninhabited island west of the island of Mull in Scotland. ... Luing (An t-Eilean Luinn in Gaelic) is one of the Slate Islands, in Lorne, in the west of Argyll in Scotland, about 16 miles south of Oban. ... The Lunga River is the name of two rivers in Zambia: a tributary of the Kafue River and also a tributary of the Kabompo River. ... Oronsay is a small island south of Colonsay in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. ... Scarba shown within Argyll Scarba is a small island, west of Argyll in Scotland, just north of the larger island of Jura. ... Seil is one of the Slate Islands, lying west of Argyll in Scotland. ... Shuna is one of the Slate Islands in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, lying east of Luing. ... Fingals Cave around 1900 View from West to East Staffa (Norse for staff, column, or pillar island), an island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Tiree shown within Argyll Tiree is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides south west of Coll. ... This article is about the Scottish island of Ulva. ...

See also


Map showing location of the islands These islands are situated in Scotland in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Argyll. ... The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), also traditionally known as the Outer Isles, comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. ...

Islands of the Hebrides
Inner Hebrides
Ascrib Islands | Canna | Cara | Coll | Colonsay | Crowlin Islands | Danna | Easdale | Eigg | Gigha | Iona | Islay | Jura | Kerrera | Lismore | Luing | Lunga | Oronsay | Muck | Mull | Rùm | Seil | Shuna | Skye | Soay | Tiree
Outer Hebrides
Barra (Isles) | Benbecula | Harris and Lewis | North Uist | South Uist

 
 

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