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ISLAND OF SKYE Island of Skye Blacks County Map
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This is the largest of the Hebridean islands excepting Lewis. It belongs politically to Inverness-shire, & lies opposite the continental parts of that county & Ross-shire. It is washed on the north & N.E. [North East] by the south end of the Minch, on the east by the Sounds of Rona, Raasay & Scalpa, separating it from the cognominal islands - by intervening or adjacent openings of the sea from 6 to 14 miles broad, Separating it from Applecross & Lochcarron, and by Loch Alsh, from ¾ of a mile to 2½ miles broad, separating it from the district of Loch Alsh: On the South East by Kyle Rhea & Glenelg-bay from gun-shot to 1½ miles broad, Separating it from Glenelg - & by the Sound of Sleat from 2¾ to 6½ miles broad, Separating it from Knoydart & Morrar; on the South & S.W. [South West] by the Sea of the Hebrides, studded at the distances respectively of ¾ of a mile, and of 5½, 6¾, and 9½ miles with the islands of Soa, Eig, Rum, and Canna; and on the west by the little Minch, Separating it from Benbecula, North Uist, & Harris, It is about 46 miles in length & 3½ miles in breadth. The island is celebrated for its interesting & exquisite scenery, & is ecclesiastically divided into

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