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Hyskeir

Hyskeir (Òigh-sgeir) or Heyskeir is a low-lying rocky islet (a skerry) in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. [1]

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Arctic tern

The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.

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Basking shark

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark.

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Black-legged kittiwake

The black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae.

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Canna, Scotland

Canna (Canaigh; Eilean Chanaigh) is the westernmost of the Small Isles archipelago, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.

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Charles Alexander Stevenson

Charles Alexander Stevenson (1855, Edinburgh – 1950) was a Scottish lighthouse engineer who built twenty three lighthouses in and around Scotland.

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Common tern

The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.

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David Alan Stevenson

David Alan Stevenson (1854 in Edinburgh – 1938) was a lighthouse engineer who built twenty six lighthouses in and around Scotland.

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Eider

Eiders are large seaducks in the genus Somateria.

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Garbh Sgeir

Not to be confused with the nearby islet of the same name that lies 400 m east of the southern tip of the island of Eigg, north of Eilean Chathastail. Garbh Sgeir (Gaelic: 'rough skerry') is a rock about 100 metres west of the islet Òigh-sgeir, in the Small Isles, Lochaber, Scotland.

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Gavin Maxwell

Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGSThe Rocks Remain.

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Gazetteer for Scotland

The Gazetteer for Scotland is a gazetteer covering the geography, history and people of Scotland.

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Golf course

A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.

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Haskeir

Not to be confused with Hyskeir or Heskeir Haskeir (Eilean Hasgeir), also known as Great Haskeir (Hasgeir Mhòr) is a remote, exposed and uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Hyskeir Lighthouse

Hyskeir Lighthouse was established in 1904.

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Inner Hebrides

The Inner Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan a-staigh, "the inner isles") is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides.

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Monach Islands

Not to be confused with Heysker/Hyskeir (Small Isles) or Haskeir The Monach Islands, also known as Heisker (Eilean Heisgeir / Heisgeir), are an island group west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Oban

Oban (An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning The Little Bay) is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements during about the 9th to 13th centuries.

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Peter Hill (writer)

Peter Hill is the author of Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper, a book describing his time as a lighthouse-keeper at the Pladda, Ailsa Craig and Hyskeir lighthouses in 1973.

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Pinniped

Pinnipeds, (from Latin pinna fin and pes, pedis foot) commonly known as seals, are a widely distributed and diverse clade of carnivorous, fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammals.

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Pitchstone

Pitchstone is a dull black glassy volcanic rock formed when a felsic, viscous lava or magma cools quickly.

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Rùm

Rùm, a Scottish Gaelic name often anglicised to Rum, is one of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, in the district of Lochaber, Scotland.

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Scotland

Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic, sometimes also referred to as Gaelic (Gàidhlig), is a Celtic language native to Scotland.

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Skerry

A skerry is a small rocky island, usually defined to be too small for habitation; it may simply be a rocky reef.

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Television

A television, commonly referred to as TV, telly or the tube, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), colour, or in three dimensions.

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The Minch

The Minch (An Cuan Sgitheanach, An Cuan Sgìth, Cuan na Hearadh, An Cuan Leòdhasach), also called North Minch, is a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands and the northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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W. H. Murray

William Hutchison Murray (18 March 1913 – 19 March 1996) was a Scottish mountaineer and writer, one of a group of active mountain climbers, mainly from Clydeside, before and just after World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyskeir

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