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Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Inner Hebrides, Scotland
By UK Travel Guides

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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.

Not all the islands are inhabited, and of those that are, most have seen a drop in population over the years. On some that were once inhabited, the remains of  cottages and even old chapels are still to be found. The names trip off  the tongue like a litany, and some, to  English speakers, are decidedly unusual. Mull; Muck; Rum; Eigg; Coll; Canna; Tiree; Islay; Jura; Colonsay. Most have their origins in...
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