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An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.
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Baleshare (Baile Sear) is a flat tidal island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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Disambiguation: "Ceann Ear" is a common Scottish placename meaning Eastern Headland Ceann Ear is the largest island in the Monach or Heisgeir group off North Uist in north west Scotland.
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Disambiguation: "Ceann Iar" is a common Scottish placename meaning Western Headland Ceann Iar (Gaelic "Western Headland") is one of the Monach Isles/Heisgeir, to the west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
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A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns; or the building used by the community, particularly in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
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David Stevenson (engineer)
David Stevenson MICE FRSE FRSSA (11 January 1815 – 17 July 1886) was a Scottish lighthouse designer, who designed over thirty lighthouses in and around Scotland, and helped continue the great dynasty of lighthouse engineering founded by his father.
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Flora is the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous—native plant life.
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The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa.
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The grey seal (Halichoerus grypus, meaning "hooked-nosed sea pig") is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean.
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Grimsay (Griomasaigh) is a tidal island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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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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The Highland Clearances (Fuadaichean nan Gàidheal, the "eviction of the Gaels") were the evictions of a significant number of tenants in the Scottish Highlands mostly during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Hirta (Hiort) is the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago, on the western edge of Scotland.
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Hyskeir (Òigh-sgeir) or Heyskeir is a low-lying rocky islet (a skerry) in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.
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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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Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly (Syllan or Enesek Syllan) is an archipelago off the southwestern tip of Cornwall.
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Jacobitism (Seumasachas, Seacaibíteachas, Séamusachas) was a political movement in Great Britain and Ireland that aimed to restore the Roman Catholic Stuart King James II of England and Ireland (as James VII in Scotland) and his heirs to the thrones of England, Scotland, France and Ireland.
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James Erskine, Lord Grange
James Erskine, Lord Grange (167920 January 1754) was a Scottish advocate, judge and politician.
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Lochmaddy (Loch nam Madadh, "Loch of the Hounds") is the administrative centre of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
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Machair (sometimes machar in English) refers to a fertile low-lying grassy plain found on part of the northwest coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides.
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The MV Braer was an oil tanker which ran aground during a storm off Shetland, Scotland, in January 1993, and nearly a week later broke up during the most intense extratropical cyclone on record for the northern Atlantic Ocean, the Braer Storm of January 1993.
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National nature reserve (Scotland)
The national nature reserves of Scotland are areas of land or water designated under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to contain habitats and species of national importance.
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North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath) is an island and community in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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Northern Lighthouse Board
The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man.
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Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.
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The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar or Na h-Eileanan an Iar), Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Isle or the Long Island (An t-Eilean Fada), is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
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Overgrazing occurs when plants are exposed to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without sufficient recovery periods.
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Rachel Chiesley, Lady Grange
Rachel Chiesley, usually known as Lady Grange (1679–1745), was the wife of Lord Grange, a Scottish lawyer with Jacobite sympathies.
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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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Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that are adapted to life within the marine environment.
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Shillay, Monach Islands
Shillay (Scottish Gaelic: Siolaigh or Seilaigh from the Norse selrey, meaning Seal island) is the westernmost of the Monach Islands (Heisgeir), off North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
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Sibhinis, Siobhanais Machair Marooned Offshore/ Machair aig Muir http://www.snh.org.uk/publications/on-line/designatedareas/nnrs/monachisles/monach.asp or Shivinish.
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Skye, or the Isle of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò), is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
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Sleat is a peninsula on the island of Skye in the Highland council area of Scotland, known as "the garden of Skye".
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Stocaigh (Stockay) is one of the Monach Islands.
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The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh.
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Thomas Stevenson PRSE MInstCE FRSSA FSAScot (22 July 1818 – 8 May 1887) was a pioneering Scottish lighthouse designer and meteorologist, who designed over thirty lighthouses in and around Scotland, as well as the Stevenson screen used in meteorology.
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Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth.
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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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Heisgeir, Heisker, Hesker, Monach Isles, Monachs, Monarch Islands, Monarch Isles.