HOLY ISLE, Buteshire
"HOLY ISLE, island, 2 1/4 miles long, and 1009 feet high in mouth of Lamlash Bay, Arran Island, Buteshire. It rises in tiers of cliffs from base to summit, and contains a cave supposed to have been the retreat of an ancient hermit."
[From The Gazetteer of Scotland by Rev. John Wilson, published by W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1882]
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