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The Hebrides (Inner Hebrides in red)

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 (northern and southern). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (935x1450, 61 KB) Summary A map of the Inner and Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (935x1450, 61 KB) Summary A map of the Inner and Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Western Isles redirects here. ... The Hebrides The Hebrides comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles. ...

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History

The Hebrides began to come under Norse control and settlement already before the 9th century AD. The Norse control of the Hebrides was formalized in 1098 when Edgar of Scotland formally signed the islands over to Magnus III of Norway. The Scottish acceptance of Magnus III as King of the Isles came after the Norwegian king had conquered the Orkney Islands, the Hebrides and the Isle of Man in a swift campaign earlier the same year, directed against the local Norwegian leaders of the various islands. By capturing the islands Magnus III subdued the Norsemen who had seized the islands centuries earlier and imposed a more direct royal control. Norsemen (the Norse) is the indigenous or ancient name for the people of Scandinavia, including (but not limited to) the Vikings. ... (8th century - 9th century - 10th century _ other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The Magyars arrive in what is now Hungary, forcing the Serbs and Bulgars... Events First Crusade: end of the siege of Antioch. ... Edgar of Scotland (Etgair mac Maíl Coluim) (1074 – January 8, 1107 ), was king of Scotland from 1097 to 1107. ... Magnus Barefoot (1073-1103), son of Olaf Kyrre, was king of Norway from 1093 until 1103 and King of the Isle of Man from 1095-1102. ... The Orkney Islands, usually called simply Orkney, are one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ...


The Norwegian control of both the Inner and Outer Hebrides would see almost constant warfare until being ultimately resolved by the partioning of the Western Isles in 1156. The Outer Hebrides would remain under the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles while the Inner Hebrides broke out under Somerled, the Norse-Celtic kinsman of both Lulach and the Manx royal house. Although the Inner Hebrides, from 1156 known as the Kingdom of the Hebrides, still nominally was under the sovereignty of Norway, the leaders were Scottish in language and culture rather than Norse. Events Prince Yuriy Dolgorukiy fortifies Moscow, regarded as the date of the founding of the city Establishment of the Carmelite Order Hogen Rebellion in Japan January 20 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of the lake Köyliönjärvi... The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles was a Norse kingdom that existed in the British Isles from 1079 till 1266. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Lulach I of Scotland (c. ...


After his victory of 1156 Somerled went on to two years later seize control over the Isle of Man itself and become the last King of the Isle of Man and the Isles to rule over all the islands the kingdom had once included. After Somerled's death in 1164 the rulers of Mann would no longer be in control of the Inner Hebrides. Events Count Henry I of Champagne marries Marie de Champagne. ...


The Lord of the Isles would continue to rule the Inner Hebrides as well as part of the Western Highlands as a subject of the King of Scots until John MacDonald, fourth Lord of the Isles, squandered the family's power away. Through a secret treaty with Edward IV of England in 1462, he planned to make himself more or less an independent ruler. When James III of Scotland found out about the treaty in 1475, he forfeited MacDonald's lands. Some were restored for a promise of good behaviour, but MacDonald was unable to control his son who defeated him at the Battle of Bloody Bay (Mull, 1481) and his nephew whose rebellion in 1493 provoked an exasperated James IV to forfeit the lands for the last time in 1493. MacDonald died in 1503. JOHN ROY MACDONALD was born 1948 in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. ... Edward IV (April 28, 1442 – April 9, 1483) was King of England from March 4, 1461 to April 9, 1483, with a break of a few months in the period 1470–1471. ... Events Settlers from Portugal begin to settle the Cape Verde islands. ... James III of Scotland (1451/ 1452 – June 11, 1488), son of James II and Mary of Gueldres, created Duke of Rothesay at birth, king of Scotland from 1460 to 1488. ... Events August 29 - Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England. ... Events May 3 - Mehmed II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Beyazid II. May 21 - Christian I, King of Denmark and Norway dies and is succeeded by his son John (1481-1513) With the death of Duke Charles IV of Anjou, Anjou was reverted... 1493 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1503 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Islands

Northern

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: looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... 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. ... Isay is an uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides of the west coast 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. ... Wiay is a small island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, west of the isle of Skye. ...

Southern

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 Satellite 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 both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland. ...

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 [Colbhasa] is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, located north of Islay and south of Mull. ... Eileach an Naoimh is an uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides of the west coast of Scotland. ... Eilean Dubh Mór (Gaelic: for big black island), is an uninhabited island in Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... 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. ... Garbh Eileach is an uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides of the west coast of Scotland. ... 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 village viewed from a short distance offshore. ... Inch Kenneth is an uninhabited island off the west coast of the island of Mull, Scotland. ... Looking towards Gylen Castle, Kerrera. ... Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll Lismore is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. ... 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 Western Isles are an archipelago in Scotland. ... The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles was a Norse kingdom that existed in the British Isles from 1079 till 1266. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Godfred I mac Fergus lord of the Hebrides (836-853) Sub-Kings under Norse Dublin Kingdom: Caitill Find Tryggvi (870-880) Asbjorn Skerjablesi (880-899) Gibhleachan (921-937) Mac Ragnall (937-942) Magnus I (972-978) Godfred II (978-989) Sub-Kings under Norse Orkney Rule: Harald I (989-999... For Rulers before this see: List of Kings of the Isle of Man and the Isles Norse Rule: Godfred V of the Isle of Man (1164) Ragnald of the Isle of Man (1164) Godfred V of the Isle of Man (1164-1187) Ragnald of the Isle of Man (1187-1229... Western Isles redirects here. ...

References

  • Ross, David (2005) Scotland - History of a Nation


Islands of the Hebrides
Inner Hebrides
Ascrib Islands | Canna | Cara | Coll | Colonsay | Crowlin Islands | 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

The Hebrides The Hebrides comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles. ... The Ascrib Islands are a group of small islands lying in Loch Snizort off the north west coast of Skye, Scotland. ... Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. ... 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 [Colbhasa] is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, located north of Islay and south of Mull. ... The Crowlin Islands (gaelic: crò linne) a group of uninhabited islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... The decaying pier on Easdale which was used to load the slate from the nearby quarries. ... Island of Eigg, as seen from a ferry An Sgurr Eigg is one of the Small Isles, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. ... Gigha (pronounced geea, or gi-haris) a small island off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland. ... Iona village viewed from a short distance offshore. ... Islay shown within Argyll. ... Jura shown within Argyll Satellite picture of Jura Jura (Scottish Gaelic Diùra) is a Scottish island, in the Inner Hebrides. ... Looking towards Gylen Castle, Kerrera. ... Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll Lismore is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of 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 Isle of Lunga is the largest of the Treshnish Isles group. ... Oronsay is a small island south of Colonsay in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. ... Muck is the smallest of the Small Isles, part of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... Tobermory with 700 people, the largest settlement on Mull, is home to the only whisky distillery on the island. ... Rùm (a Scottish Gaelic name which is usually anglicised to Rum) is one of the Small Isles, in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. ... 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. ... looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... 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. ... Tiree shown within Argyll Tiree is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides south west of Coll. ... Western Isles redirects here. ... Castlebay, Barra This article is about the island of Barra in Scotland. ... The Barra Isles, also known as the Bishops Isles as they were historically owned by the church, are a small archipelago of islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Benbecula (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn na Faoghla, meaning the mountain of the ford) is an island of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... An Cliseam from the Abhainn Mharaig, just off the main road to Lewis. ... Looking towards the Uplands in the centre of the Island of Lewis Lewis (Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic), is the northern part of the main island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, the southern part of which is called Harris, however Lewis and Harris are treated by Scots as separate... Looking along the beach and machair of the spit Corran Aird a Mhòrain. ... Looking west to Nicolsons Leap. ...

External links

  • BBC Scottish Timeline

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Hebrides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
The Hebrides comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles.
Although the Inner Hebrides, from 1156 known as the Kingdom of the Hebrides, still nominally was under the sovereignty of Norway, the leaders were Scottish in language and culture rather than Norse.
In the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were yielded to the Kingdom of Scotland.
Inner Hebrides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (566 words)
The Inner Hebrides are a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides.
The Norse control of the Hebrides was formalized in 1098 when Edgar of Scotland formally signed the islands over to Magnus III of Norway.
The Lord of the Isles would continue to rule the Inner Hebrides as well as part of the Western Highlands as a subject of the King of Scots until John MacDonald, fourth Lord of the Isles, squandered the family's power away.
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