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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 tern in the family Laridae.

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Basking shark

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating shark species, along with 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 MICE MIEE FRSE (1855, Edinburgh – 1950) was a Scottish lighthouse engineer who built twenty three lighthouses in and around Scotland.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Common tern

The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird in the family Laridae.

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David Alan Stevenson

David Alan Stevenson FRSE MIME FRSSA MICE (21 July 1854 in Edinburgh – 11 April 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, Gavin Maxwell, Longmans, 1963, ASIN: B0000CLY9N (15 July 19147 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his nonfiction writing and his work with otters.

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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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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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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 from about the 9th to the 13th century.

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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, 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 felsic 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 (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 or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.

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Skerry

A skerry is a small rocky island, usually too small for human habitation.

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Television

Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.

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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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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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References

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

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