Miscellaneous

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"ALTAVIG, (or Altivaig), the southernmost of a group of flat islets, to which it usually gives name, on the N.E. coast of Skye, county Inverness Scotland. There was formerly a little old chapel on it, dedicated to St. Turos."

"ARDMORE, a promontory in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, celebrated in Scottish history for the foray of the Macdonalds of Uist, who, landing suddenly at this spot, set fire to the adjacent church of Trumpan, where many of the hostile clan of the Macleods were assembled at mass, and keeping guard at the doors suffocated them; but the "fiery cross "soon waved on the hills, and before the Macdonalds could recover their boats, the greater part of them were slain on the beach."

"ARDVASAR, (or Ardavasar), a hamlet in the Isle of Skye, county of Inverness, Scotland; it is situated on the coast of Sleat Sound, not far from Armadale, and gives name to a bay and headland."

"ARDVERIKIE, a shooting lodge on the banks of Loch-Laggan, in the county of Inverness, Scotland. It was erected by the Marquis of Abercorn in 1840 and was occupied by her Majesty and suite for several weeks in the autumn of 1847. It is a plain, unostentatious building, rather irregular in its construction and washed by the waters of the lake on three sides. Landseer has sketched upon the walls of two of the apartments several of his best known and finest designs."

"BADENOCH DISTRICT, a district in the county of Inverness, Scotland, bounded on the N. by Inverness and Nairn, on the E. by the Grampian mountains, on the S. and W. by Atholl and Lochaber. It consists almost entirely of mountain and forest, and is watered by the upper half of the river Spey. Its length is about 30 miles, and its breadth very irregular. It belonged at a very early period to the Comyns afterwards to the earls of Moray, and was given by Robert II. to his son Alexander, who won for himself the title of "Wolf of Badenoch." The name of the district is said to be derived from a word signifying "bushy.""

"BEN MACDHUI, (or Beinn-muic-dhuidh), a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland, situated at the junction of the three counties of Aberdeen, Banff, and Inverness, 10 miles to the W. of Braemar. It is one of the Cairngorm mountains, a branch of the Grampians. Its height is 4,292 feet, or 100 feet less than that of Ben Nevis. It has been sometimes stated as the highest mountain in Great Britain, but recent experiments have shown that the probable error of the height here given can scarcely amount to 10 feet. Ben Nevis has therefore the advantage by at least 100 feet of height. Like the other great mountains of the same range, it consists chiefly of granite, and has precipitous sides above 1,000 feet high."

"BEN NEVIS, a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland, situated at the south-western extremity of the county of Inverness, near Fort William and the head of Loch Eil. It rises abruptly from the east side of Loch Eil, to the height of 4,406 feet, and is the loftiest mountain in Great Britain, although the Ordnance Survey at one time assigned that distinction to Ben Macdhui. The base of Ben Nevis is about 24 miles in circuit. The mountain, which is very rugged and difficult of ascent, consists in its lower masses of red granite and schistose rocks, in its upper part of fine brown porphyry. It is full of rude ravines, deep glens, and awful precipices; one of the rocks on the east side rises perpendicularly to the height of 1,500 feet. Eagles haunt its crags, and snow lies in some of its hollows all the year through. A streamlet runs along the glen at its southern foot, and a lake lies among its rocks at an elevation of 1,700 feet. The top of the mountain is level, with blocks of rock strewed over it. It is generally wrapt in clouds. When the atmosphere is clear, the prospect from Ben Nevis extends over the greater part of the north of Scotland, from the Atlantic to the German Ocean. The upper half of the mountain is entirely bare of vegetation. Ben Nevis was a chief station of the grand trigonometrical survey of Great Britain, and its height, as ascertained by the spirit-level, is 4,406.31 feet."

"BORERAY, a small island to the W. of Bergera, one of the Western Isles. It is about 1 square mile in area, and forms part of the parish of Harris, in the Isle of Lewis, in the county of Inverness, Scotland, and is included in the presbytery of Uist, being situated at a short distance to the N. of North-Uist."

"CAIRNGORM, one of the loftiest mountains of the Grampian range, situated on the borders of Inverness-shire and Banffshire, Scotland, about 55 miles to the W. of Aberdeen. It is at the southern extremity of Glen Avon, on the N. side of Ben Mac Dhu, and rises to the height of 4,050 feet above the level of the sea. The river Avon takes its rise in Loch Avon, more than half way up the mountain. The rock crystals, brown and yellow, for which Cairngorm is noted, have considerably declined in value, by reason of the importation of large numbers of similar stones from South America. The name Cairngorm signifies "blue mountain." The sides and base are well-wooded with fir-trees, and the summit is covered with snow during a great part of the year."

"CARBOST, a post-office station in the Isle of Skye, in the county of Inverness, Scotland, 18 miles to the W. of Broadford."

"CHEESE BAY, a natural harbour on the N.E. of the Island of North Uist, county Inverness, Scotland. It is easily accessible from the S.E., and affords protection to the largest vessels."

"CLACHNAHARRY, a fishing village in the county of Inverness, Scotland, about a mile W. of the town of Inverness,. At the end of the 14th, or beginning of the 15th century, a battle was fought here between the Mackintoshes and Monroes, in which the former, though the aggressors, were defeated."

"CLISHEIM, a mountain in the island of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, nearly 3,000 feet in height."

"CLUNIE, (or Cluamy), a loch in the county of Inverness, Scotland, 5 miles long by 1 wide. It is situated at the head of the river Moriston, about 10 miles W. of Fort Augustus."

"CONNACHAN, the highest peak of St. Kilda, the farthest of the Western Isles. It is situated in N. lat. 57 50', and W. long. 7 40', on the Atlantic coast, rising 1,380 feet above the sea."

"CORRISKEN, (Loch), a deep, dark, and romantic sheet of water on the W. coast of the Island of Skye, in the county of Inverness, Scotland."

"CORRYARRICK, a wild and lofty mountain ridge between Loch Ness and Strathspey, in the county of Inverness, Scotland, about 7 miles to the S.E. of Fort William, The military road to Badenoch was cut through these mountains by General Wade in 1745."

"CORUISK, a loch in the Isle of Skye, in the county of Inverness, Scotland."

"CREANMULL, a small cluster of islands among the Western Isles, Scotland, near Barra."

"CREICH, a lough in the Isle of Skye, in the county of Inverness, Scotland."

"CUCHULLIN, a group of hypersthene rocks on the S. side of the Isle of Skye, in the county of Inverness, Scotland. The highest point, at Scuir-na-Gillean, is 3,200 feet; and in a deep glen is Loch Coruisk."

"CULLODEN, an estate in the N. of the county of Inverness, Scotland, 4 miles E. of Inverness. It is memorable as containing Culloden Moor, now partly cultivated, but formerly a bleak dreary, and wild waste, on which, on the 16th of April, 1746, the army of Prince Charles Edward, the son of the Pretender to the crown of Great Britain, was totally defeated by the royal troops under the Duke of Cumberland. Prince Charles drew up his army about 1 mile S. of Culloden House. The locality is well indicated by the green graves of the slain, and by an obelisk erected in 1850. By this battle the hopes of the House of Stuart were completely annihilated. Culloden House stands on the border of the moor. Prince Charles slept in it the night before the battle. It is the seat of the ancient family of Forbes, and the owner of it in 1746 was Duncan Forbes, Lord President of the Court of Session, whose advice previously given to the government, if it had been followed, might have prevented the rebellion, and whose influence in the Highlands was greatly instrumental in suppressing it."

"DAALVIL LOCH, in the S.E. portion of Skye, in the county of Inverness, Scotland."

"DALWHINNIE, a place in Badenoch, in the county of Inverness, Scotland, 103 miles from Edinburgh, and 50 S. of Inverness. It is situated under the Grampians, and is a stage on the highland road, in Glen Truim, at the head of Loch Ericht."

"EAST TARBET, (and West Tarbet) two sea lochs in Scalpay Sound, Western Isles, coast of Scotland, lying to the E. and W. of Harris Island."

"EASTER INVERCANNICH, (and Wester Invercannich) two hamlets, and a post-office station, county Inverness, Scotland, 14 miles S.W. of Beauly."

"EIL LOCH, the upper part of loch Linnhe, lying between counties Argyle and Inverness, Scotland. On its shores stands the seat of the Cameron family, besides the villages of Maryborough and Fortwilliam."

"EISHART LOCH, in county Inverness, Scotland, on the S. side of the Isle of Skye; it is 6 miles long by 3 broad. On its banks are the castles of Dunscaich and Ord."

"ELLAN-CHOLUIMCILLE, (or St. Columba's Isle), an island in the bay of Portree, Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland."

"ENNERIC, a river which rises in Loch Cluny, county Inverness, Scotland, and, after a course of 18 miles through Glen Morriston, falls into Loch Ness."

"ENSAY, one of the Western Isles, on the coast of Scotland. It lies off the S.W. of Harris Island, in Harris Sound, and is included in that parish. It is 2 miles long by 1 mile wide, surrounded by rocks, but well cultivated."

"EOUSMIL, a rock lying off the W. of North Uist, Western Isles. It is half a mile in circumference, and seals are caught here."

"EOY, one of the small islands of the Hebrides, Scotland, lying between Barra and South Uist."

"ERISAY ISLAND, one of the Hebrides, on the coast of Scotland. It lies between North Uist and Harris islands."

"ERISKAY ISLAND, one of the Hebrides, on the coast of Scotland. It lies on the S. of South Uist, and was the spot on which the Pretender landed in 1745. It is about 3 miles long. Its surface is hilly, and its coast rocky."

"ERRICK WATER, a stream, county Inverness, Scotland, falling into the E. side of Loch Ness."

"EYNART, a sea-loch situated on the E. coast of the island of St. Uist, Western Isles, Scotland, and penetrating 5 miles inland."

"EYNORT LOCH, on the S.W. side of the Isle of Skye, Hebrides Islands, county Inverness. It is 4 miles long, near Cuchullin."

"FARA, a small island lying between Barra and S. Uist, Western Isles,"

"FINDHORN, a river traversing the counties of Inverness, Nairn, and Moray, Scotland. It issues from the Monadleadh hills in Badenoch, Inverness-shire, and falls into the Moray Firth after a course of 50 miles. It is crossed by bridges at Forces and Dulsie, and passes Redhill and Darnaway. The scenery on its banks is very fine, particularly in Moray, and its fisheries are extensive. The river is subject to sudden and destructive floods."

"FLADDA, one of the Inverness Islands, W. coast of Scotland. It is included in the parish of Portree, and is situated on the E. side of Skye, in Rona Sound. Its length is about 2 miles, its breadth half a mile."

"FLADDA, one of the Inverness Islands, W. coast of Scotland. It comes within the parish of South Uist, and lies near Rona, on the S.E. of North Uist."

"FLODDA ISLAND, near South Uist, county Inverness, Scotland."

"FOLLART, a loch in the N.W. part of the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland. It is 5 miles in length by 2 wide. The old castle of the Macleods stands on its banks."

"FOYERS, a small river of county Inverness, Scotland. It rises in the mountains of Monaghhea, and after a course of 11 miles, falls into Loch Ness, having in its course formed two noble cascades, one of 20 feet."

"FRODA ISLAND, on the W. side of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland."

"FUDAY, (or Fudia), one of the smaller islands of the Hebrides, off the W. coast of Scotland. It lies between Barra and South Uist. It has a fertile surface, and is inhabited by about half a dozen persons."

"GARRY, a small river of the county Inverness, Scotland. It rises in head streams at Knoydart, and passes into Loch Quoich, hut escaping from the foot of this lake, it threads its way through a very fine country known as Glengarry. After a course of 13 miles, it again expands its waters into Loch Garry, which is about 7 miles in length."

"GARULINGAY, (or Linga), a small islet between Barra and South Uist, being one of the Western Isles, Sectland."

"GARVEILAN, a rock of basalt forming one of the Shiant group of the Western Isles, Scotland. It lies on the eastern side of Lewis, and rises to the height of 530 feet above sea-level. There is also a group of rocks of the same name in county Donegal, Ireland, lying to the E. of Malin Head."

"GARVIEMORE INN, in county Inverness, Scotland, 14 miles S.E. from Fort Augustus, on the road from thence to Perth. It stands at the head stream of the river Spey, and is the spot where Charles Stuart encamped in 1745, when Cope retreated before him."

"GASKERE ISLET, one of the Western Isles, Scotland, 3 miles S.W. of Scarpa. It lies on the S.W. side of Lewis, and swarms with seafowl."

"GLASS, (or Scalpay), one of islands of the Western Isles, county Inverness, Scotland. It is situated on the E. side of Harris, and has a fixed light."

"GLASS, a river rising under Ben Attow, in the county of Inverness, Scotland. It has a course of 40 miles, and passes through lochs Affaric and Benevoch to Strath Glass, where it joins the Carrick."

"GLEN, a village in the county Inverness, Scotland, near Moy. It is situated on the river Findhorn."

"GLEN TARBERT, a highland valley in the district of Lochaber, county Inverness, Scotland, between Lochs Leven and Eil."

"GLENCONVETH, a quondam parish in the county Inverness, Scotland, now joined to Kiltarlity."

"GLENFINNAN, the valley of the river Finnan, at the head of Loch Shiel, county Inverness, Scotland. It has a post-office station, and a monument erected in 1815 to commemorate the first setting up of Charles Stuart's standard, which took place here."

"GLENMORISTON, a glen and a post-office station in the county Inverness, Scotland, 6 miles N.W. of Fort Augustus. It abounds in delightful scenery, and is about 12 miles in length, the Moriston rivulet running through it. The, old parish of Glenmoriston is annexed to that of Urquhart. Glenmoriston House is the seat of the Grant family, to whom the locality belongs. Here are a Free church and a Roman Catholic chapel."

"GORM, a loch in the county Inverness, Scotland. It is about 10 miles long, and abounds in excellent trout."

"GOVICK, a village in the island of Harris, county Inverness, Western Isles, Scotland."

"GREAT and LITTLE SELLAY, islets in the district of Harris, Outer Hebrides, coast of Scotland, 1 mile N. of Pabba. Great Sellay is situated on the S.W. side of Little Sellay islet."

"GRIMSAY, one of the Inverness islands, county Inverness, coast of Scotland. It is within the parish of North Uist, and is about 3 miles long. It is situated in Loch Ruaval, between North Uist and Benbecula, and contains between 200 and 300 inhabitants."

"GRIMSHAY, one of the Western Isles, Scotland, lying between North Uist and Benbecula. It is about 3 miles in length by 2 broad at its extreme points."

"GRISKAY, a small island of the Western Isles, Scotland, lying between South Uist and Benbecula."

"HAAR, one of the Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland. It is only 2 miles in circuit, and is situated between Harris and North Uist."

"HAHERSAY, (or Hellesay), an islet of the Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland. It is situated between Barra and South Uist, and is about 1 mile in length."

"HALLIN, a quoad sacra parish in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, forming part of Waternish. It is a parochial living in the presbytery of Skye, and in the patronage of the crown."

"HARRIS SOUND, a dangerous channel lying between Harris and North Uist, off the Western Isles of Scotland. Its length is 10 miles, and its breadth varies from 7 to 8. Numerous islands lie within the sound, and it is crossed from Berneray to Ensay by a sand barony The currents of the channel are strong and changeable."

"HEISKER, one of the Inverness Islands, on the W. coast of Scotland, 6 miles W. of North Uist. It is about 2 miles long. The land is chiefly pasture, and kelp is extensively burnt."

"HELESAY, one of the Inverness Islands, W. coast of Scotland. It is within the parish of Barra, lying between it and South Uist, and is about 1 mile long."

"HERMITRAY, one of the Inverness Islands, W. coast of Scotland. It is inhabited by a few fishermen, and lies about 5 miles S.W. of Renish Head, in Harris Sound."

"HOWMORE, the seat of a post-office in North Uist, Western Isles, coast of Scotland, not far from Loch Maddy."

"ILLARY, (or Baleshare), one of the Inverness islands, county Inverness, coast of Scotland. It lies to the W. of North Uist, and is about 4 miles long by 1 broad."

"INVERESHIE, a demesne in county Inverness, Scotland, 9 miles S.W, of Aviemore Inn."

"INVERGARRY, the seat of a post-office village in county Inverness, Scotland. It is situated on the left bank of Loch Oich, 7 miles S.W. of Fort Augustus. Invergarry Castle, the ancient seat of the Macdonalds, is in the vicinity."

"INVERLOCHY, a village on Loch Eil, in the county Inverness, Scotland, 1 mile E. of Fort-William. It is situated near the river Lochy, and has remains of an old moated castle. It was here that Donald of the Isles routed the Earl of Mar in the reign of James I., and in 1645 Montrose defeated the Campbells, as described in the "Legend.""

"INVERMORISTON, the seat of a post-office, on the left side of Loch Ness, county Inverness, Scotland, 7 miles N.E. of Fort-Augustus."

"INVERNAHAVON, a farm in the county Inverness, Scotland, 8 miles N. of Dalwhinnie. It is situated near the junction of the rivers Spey and Truim. It is famous in history as the scene of the skirmish between the Mackintoshes and Camerons in the reign of James I."

"ISAY, one of the Western Isles, Scotland. It is situated in West Tarbert Loch, near the isle of Harris."

"ISLAY, (or Ilay), the principal island of the South Hebrides, in the county of Argylshire, W. coast of Scotland, 12 miles S.W. of Jura, and 15 W. of Cantyre. It belongs to the county of Argyle, and is 25 miles long by 20 broad. Rochindaal, a sea-loch, penetrates to the centre of the island. The surface is hilly, though not mountainous, attaining an elevation of 1,500 feet at Ben Yarn, and 1,050 feet at Ben Ronastel. About a third of the land is under cultivation, and the remainder covered with heath. The coast is generally low, but at the Mull of Oe it becomes lofty and precipitous. The principal points along the coast, which is some 90 miles in extent, are Port Askeg, Dunlossit Tower, Ardmore Head, near Thurot's Bay, Texa Island, Portnahaven, Tonvore Head, Neave's Island, and Oersa Island, with lighthouse, near which is Rhinn's Point and the Corydirua whirlpool. The island is watered by the rivers Laggan and Sorn, and the loughs Indaal and Greinord. Game, deer, and wild fowl abound, and the salmon fishery is very productive. The climate is moist but healthy. On a small island in Lake Finlaggan are the ruins of the residence of the Macdonalds, Lords of the Isles. The island afterwards came to the Campbells of Calder and Shanfield, from whom it was purchased by a Tontine Company for 600,000. There are veins of lead yielding a heavy per-centage of silver. Graphite, iron, copper, and manganese are also found. In the W. part of the island the rocks are chiefly gneiss, schistose, and clay slate, with some limestone. Marble, glass-sand, peat, &c., are obtained. The district of Islay comprises the parishes of Killarow, or Bowmore, Kilchoman, Kildalton, Jura, Collonsay, Kilmeney, and North Knapdale. The presbytery of Islay is in the synod of Argyle, and contains the same parishes as named above excepting the last. The Free Church district includes only the first three parishes."

"ISLE-ORONSAY, a post-office station near the island of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The island is half a mile long, and is detached from the Uist at high water only."

"ISSURT, a small island, one of the Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"KEPPOCH, a demesne in county Inverness, Scotland, 10 miles N.E. of Fort William. It is situated on the banks of the Spean, and belonged to the Macdonalds, who here defeated Macintosh of Glenspean."

"KILLIGRAY ISLAND, one of the Outer Hebrides, W. coast of Scotland, situated in the middle of Harris Sound. It is connected to Bernera by a sandbank. The island is 2 miles long by 1 mile broad. The inhabitants subsist principally upon fish. In the northern extremity of the island are ruins called the Temple of Annait, a supposed Saxon deity."

"KINCRAIG, two promontories of this name, the one near Largo Bay, in county Fife, the other on the river Spey, county Inverness, Scotland."

"KINLOCH-MOIDART, a village in county Inverness, Scotland, 8 miles N.W. of Strontian. It is a post-office station situated near Loch Moidart."

"KINLOCHLEVEN, a demesne on Loch Leven, near the borders of counties Argyle and Inverness, Scotland, 5 miles N.E. of Invercoe. It is the property of the Camerons."

"KINNIE, a rivulet in the county Inverness, Scotland. It joins the river Garry above Inchlaggan."

"KINRARA, a demesne of the Duke of Richmond, in the county Inverness, Scotland, 12 miles E. of Pitman. It is situated on the river Spey."

"KIRKIBBOST, one of the Inverness islands, county Inverness, coast of Scotland. It is situated in the parish of North Uist. It is 1 mile long, but is narrow and sandy, and only insulated at high water."

"KNOCK, an ancient castle in the south-eastern portion of the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 3 miles N.E. of Armadale. It is now in ruins."

"LEATHAN, a loch in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, near Portree."

"LENNIE WATER, a tributary of the river Spey, rises under Scarsoch, county Inverness, Scotland."

"LETTERFINDLAY, a post-office station on the E. shore of Loch Lochy, in county Inverness, Scotland, 15 miles N.E. of Fort William."

"LEWIS, a district of Long Island, or Outer Hebrides, Scotland, forming the northern division, which is separated from Harris on the southern district by a ridge of lofty mountains, but the appellation of Lewis is also commonly applied to the whole island. The Harris district is in the county Inverness, while that of Lewis is in the county Ross, and comprises the parishes of Barvas, Locks, Stornoway, and Uig. The only town is Stornoway, but there are several villages. The surface of the country is less rugged than that of Harris, and attains a height at the mountain of Suaneval of about 2,700 feet. The superficial extent of the district is 561,200 acres, about three-quarters of which is moor or waste, and the rest rocky. There are numerous bays and inlets on the coast, where quantities of shell-fish are found; and the fisheries of herring and cod are prosecuted with success. The streams abound with trout and salmon. The district was a few years ago purchased by Sir James Matheson, Bart., for 190,000; and much has been done by that gentleman in the improvement of agriculture, the extension of manufactures and fisheries, and otherwise rendering the place more flourishing."

"LITTLE SOAY, (and Meikle Soay) islands in West Loch Tarbet, on the W. coast of Harris, county Inverness, Scotland, near Soay Sound, 2 miles N. of Taransay Island."

"LOCH LEVEN, on the E. side of Loch Linnhe, between counties Argyle and Inverness, Scotland. It is 10 miles in length by 1 mile broad, and commands some fine views below the vale of Glencoe and the Ballachulish slate quarries."

"LOCHABER, a Highland district in county Inverness, Scotland, under Ben Nevis. It is celebrated in the song of the "Braes of Lochaber.""

"LOCHMADDY, a small loch on the E. side of North Uist Island, Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"LOCHNELLAU, a village in county Inverness, Scotland, near Kinrara. It is surrounded by, lofty hills, and has a five-syllabled echo near the remains of the old castle."

"LOCHY, a loch in Lochaven, county Inverness, Scotland. It is situated on the Caledonian canal, and extends above 10 miles long by 2 broad."

"LONGA, an island in South Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 5 miles N. by W. of Broadford."

"MADDY, a loch on the E. side of North Uist, Western Isles, coast of Scotland. It contains many small islands."

"MALTEY, an islet in Rona Strait, W. coast of county Inverness, Scotland, near the Isle of Skye."

"MARKIE WATER, one of the sources of the river Spey, rises in Badenoch, county Inverness, Scotland."

"MASHIE WATER, a feeder of the river Spey, county Inverness, Scotland."

"MESHIE, a small rivulet in county Inverness, Scotland. It flows northward to the river Spey, at a point nearly opposite Laggan church, in Badenoch."

"MIULIE LOCH, a small lake in Strathfarrar, county Inverness, Scotland, 12 miles S.W. by W. of Beauly. In it is an islet formerly the retreat of Lord Lovat after his defeat at Culloden."

"MOIL CASTLE, an ancient fortress in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, near Kylehaken Ferry."

"MONADLEADH MOUNTAINS, in the district of Badenoch, county Inverness, Scotland. They are situated at the head of the river Findhorn, and consist of a range of rugged heights, rising at the highest point about 3,000 feet above sea-level. The slopes afford pasture to immense flocks of sheep and herds of black cattle, while the higher peaks form extensive and dreary wastes inhabited only by the roe, red-deer, grouse, and ptarmigan. Granite and quartz are the prevailing strata of these mountains."

"MONICH, (or Na Monich), a group of six islets forming part of the Western Isles, coast of Scotland, 6 miles S.W. of North Uist."

"MORAR LOCH, a lake in the district of the same name, county Inverness, Scotland. It is situated S. of Loch Nevish, and is connected with the sea by a short river."

"MOYDART, a loch in the county of Inverness, Scotland, 4 miles N.W. of Loch Sheil. It is about 3 miles long by 2 broad, and is known in history as the spot where Prince Charles landed in 1715."

"MULDONICH, an islet in the Western Isles, coast of Scotland, 3 miles S. of Barra."

"MULROY HILL, in county Inverness, Scotland. It is an elevated spot near the confluence of the rivers Roy and Spean, and is celebrated in history as the spot where a battle was fought between the clan of Macintosh of Glenroy and the Macdonnells of Keppoch."

"NESS, a loch on the Caledonian canal between Bona Ferry and Fort Augustus, county Inverness, Scotland. It is about 24 miles long by 1 mile wide, and in parts 810 feet deep."

"NETHY, a rivulet of county Inverness, Scotland, rises under Cairn Gorm, and joins the river Spey near Abernethy."

"NEVIS, a stream of the county Inverness, Scotland, rises under Ben Nevis, and flowing through the vale to which it gives name, falls into Loch Eil near Fort William."

"NEVISH, a sea loch, forming an arm of Sleat Sound, in the county of Inverness, Scotland. It is about 12 miles long by 1 mile wide."

"NURTON, a hamlet in the island of North Uist, Western Isles, county Inverness, coast of Scotland, near Lochmaddy."

"OICH, a river of the county of Inverness, Scotland, rises in Loch Oich, the waters of which it discharges into Loch Ness at Fort Augustus."

"OICH, a loch in the county of Inverness, Scotland, 4 miles S.W. of Fort Augustus. It is about 6 miles long, and forms part of the Caledonian canal, between Loch Ness and Loch Lochie."

"ORD, a demesne and rivulet in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 5 miles S.W. of Broadford. It is situated on the shore of Loch Eishort."

"OURNISH, (or Ornish), an islet in Loch Skiport, Western Isles, coast of Scotland. It is situated on the north-eastern side of South Uist Island."

"PORT ASKAIG, a harbour on the north-east coast of the island of Islay, one of the Hebrides, Scotland, 11 miles from Bowmore. There were formerly lead mines near it."

"QUOICH, a loch in the county of Inverness, Scotland, 17 miles W. of Fort Augustus. It is about 4 miles in length by 1 broad, and gives name to the glen of Glenlochquoich."

"RESORT LOCH, a sea loch on the W. side of Lewis and Harris Islands, Western Isles, coast of Scotland. It is about 9 miles in length by 4 broad."

"ROAG, a sea loch on the W. side of the Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"ROWDILL, (or Rowadill), a loch at the southern extremity of Harris Island, Western Isles, coast of Scotland, near Aird Renish."

"ROY, (or Ruaig), a river of the county of Inverness, Scotland, rises near Loch Oich, in Lochaber, and joins the Spean near Keppoch House."

"RUEVAL, a sea loch between the islands of North Uist and Benbecula, Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"SAARTAY, an islet in Harris Sound, one of the Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"SCARVAY, an islet in Harris Sound, one of the Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"SCATAVAGH, a bay on the E. side of Harris, Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"SCAVAIG, a loch on the W. coast of county Inverness, Scotland, on the S. side of the Isle of Skye, inside Soa Island."

"SCONSER, a hamlet on the E. coast of Skye Island, county Inverness, Scotland, 9 miles S.E. of Portrea, and 23 from Kyle Rhea ferry. There is a ferry situated on the S. side of Loch Sligachan, near Sconser Inn, where tourists stop. The great road formed by the parliamentary commissioners from Kyle Rhea, the usual entrance into the Isle of Skye, to Dunvegan and Stein, passes through this place."

"SEAFORTH, a sea loch on the S.E. side of Lewis, Western Isles, coast of Scotland. It is 12 miles long by 2 broad, and contains the islet of the same name, from which the Mackenzies took the title of earl."

"SERPENT, a stream of the county of Inverness, Scotland, rises near Kilmallie, and falls into Loch Leven."

"SHIANT ISLES, a group of small islands or rocks on the E. side of Lewis, Western Isles, coast of Scotland, 5 miles E. of Hushinish Point."

"SHIEL, a loch and river in the county of Inverness, Scotland. It lies between Loch Moidart and Ardgower, about 9 miles W. of Fort William. The loch is 15 miles long by 2 wide, and communicates with Loch Moidart."

"SKIPORT, a sea loch on the N.E. side of South Uist, Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"SLAPIN, a sea loch on the S. side of the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, between Lochs Eishort and Scavig."

"SPEAN, a stream of the county of Inverness, Scotland, rises in Loch Laggan, and joins the Lochy near Spean Bridge, where fairs are held."

"SPEY, a river and loch of the counties of Inverness and Elgin, Scotland. It rises in Badenoch, under the Grampians, and flows by a rapid course of 80 miles in a N.E. direction to the Moray Frith at Garmouth. It is apt to flood, and has a salmon fishery said to be worth 6,000 a-year."

"ST. KILDA, (or St. Hirta) one of the islands of the Western Isles of Scotland, being the most westerly of the group. It lies in 57 50' N. lat., and 7 40' W. long. It is situated about 29 miles from the mainland, and 37 miles S.W. of the Flannan Isles. It belongs to the parish of Harris, and county of Inverness. Its size is about 3 miles long by 2 broad, and it has anchorage in 4 to 7 fathoms on the N.E. side. The only accessible landing-point is on the S.E. side, the remainder of the coast being surrounded by precipitous cliffs. The surface of the island is rocky, and has four prominent hills, the highest of which is 1,380 feet above sea-level. Some rocky islets lie off the coast, the principal of which are Soa and Borera. The inhabitants occupy a small cluster of huts on the S.E. side, and are maintained by their scanty crops and by snaring the sea-fowl which swarm on the rocks. Feathers, sheep, and butter are paid as rent. Gaelic is the prevailing language. There is a church, but no minister, or medical man. The Christian Knowledge Society have a school and missionary station. A resident baron bailie exercises jurisdiction over this little world."

"STAFFIN, a loch on the N.E. side of the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 5 miles S.E. of Aird Point."

"STORR, a mountain in the northern division of the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 6 miles N. of Portree. It attains an elevation of 2,100 feet above sea-level."

"STRATHDEARN, a district in counties Nairn and Inverness, Scotland. It extends from the head of the river Findhorn in Badenoch, through Nairn to the borders of Elgin. Fairs are held on the Friday after the 19th May, on the Friday in August before Campbelton, on the Friday in August after the Moor of Ord, and on the Friday in October after Beauly fairs."

"STRATHERRICK, a district in county Inverness, Scotland. The strath is open, extending along the S.W. side of Loch Ness, but is separated from that lake by a narrow range of hills. The upper table lands are intersected by the rivers Foyers and Farigag."

"STRATHGLASS, a district in county Inverness, Scotland, comprising the basins of the rivers Glass and Beauly. At Erchless Castle, the seat of The Chisholm, the Pretender, Charles Stuart, lay hid in 1746."

"STROMAY, an island in Harris Sound, Western Isles, coast of Scotland, N. side of the island of North Uist."

"STRUAN, a hamlet in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 5 miles from Blair Atholl by the Perth, Forres, and Inverness section of the Highland railway, on which it is a station. It is situated near Lochs Struan and Bracadale, whence Macleod's Maidens are visited. There is a post office."

"SULISKER, an uninhabited islet, one of the Hebrides, or Western Isles, Scotland."

"SUURSAY, an island, one of the Outer Hebrides, coast of Scotland, in the Sound of Harris, between Bernera and North Uist."

"TALISKER, a village in the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland, 12 miles W. of Broadford. It is near Loch Bracadale, and gives name to a small bay."

"TARRINSAY, an island in West Loch Tarbet, county Inverness, Scotland. It is situated on the W. side of Harris Island, and is about 3 miles in length, with a rocky coast-line, the highest hills rising 800 feet above sea-level."

"THE WESTERN ISLANDS, (or Outer Hebrides), an extensive group of islands on the western coast of county Inverness, Scotland, extending in a long chain from the Butt of Lewis to Barra Head, lying between 25 and 50 miles off the main land, but only 15 from Skye, from which they are separated by the Little Much channel. They comprise about 36 inhabited islands, and numerous islets and rocks, comprising an area of about 14,900 square miles, with a population of 40,000, chiefly speaking Gaelic. The principal are Lewis, with Harris, which belongs to the county of Ross, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra."

"TOROGAY, an island of the Outer Hebrides, coast of Scotland, between North Uist and Bernera Islands."

"TREIG WATER, a stream of county Inverness, Scotland, rises under Ben Nevis, and passing through Treig Loch joins the Spean at Spean Bridge."

"TRESHINISH, a group of island forming part of the Hebrides, 2 miles W. of Mull, Scotland. They consist of 5 small islands situated opposite Treshinish Point, and extend from 4 to 5 miles in length from N.E. to S.W. Their coasts are rocky, rising in cliffs of from 40 to 50 feet in altitude, The islands are uninhabited, and chiefly in pasture, the two largest being Cairnbug and Cairnbug-beg; on the former are remains of a Norwegian fort, garrisoned by the Macleans in 1715."

"TROMIE WATER, a stream, county Inverness, Scotland, flows through Glen Tromie, and joins the Spey at Kingussie."

"TROTTERNISH, a district of the Isle of Skye, county Inverness, Scotland."

"TRUIM, a stream of county Inverness, Scotland, rises in Drumnachter Forest, and joins the Spey near Pitmain."

"UIDHAY, a small island, one of the Outer Hebrides, coast of Scotland."

"UIST, the central district of the Outer Hebrides, county Inverness, Scotland. It is situated between the sound of Harris on the N., and the Barra group on the S., and is separated into North Uist and South Uist parishes. The presbytery to which it gives name includes four quoad civilia parishes, and two quoad sacra parishes in the synod of Glenelg."

"USHEVAGH, a sea loch, on the E. side of Benbecula, Western Isles, coast of Scotland."

"VAAKSAY, an island, one of the Outer Hebrides, coast of Scotland. It is situated in Harris Sound, near the north-eastern extremity of North Uist."

"VOTERSAY, one of the islands in the Sound of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2 miles S. of Bernera, and 1 mile N.E. of Stroma. Its circumference is less than 2 miles."

"WIA, an island of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1 mile S.E. of Benbecula, from which it is separated by a narrow strait called the Sound of Wia. It is situated near South Uist. It extends in length about 2 miles from N.E. to S.W., with a breadth of 1 mile. It is entirely composed of gneiss."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]