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Amphibolite is a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole, especially the species hornblende and actinolite.
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Angus McPhee or MacPhee (1916–1997) was a Scottish outsider artist, who lived as a young man in the community of Eochar (Sc.Gaelic: Iochdar) on the island of South Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides.
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Archaeology or archeology, is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that has been left behind by past human populations, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts (also known as eco-facts) and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).
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The Archean Eon (also spelled Archaean; formerly Archaeozoic, also spelled Archeozoic or Archæozoic) is a geologic eon before the Proterozoic Eon, before 2.5 Ga (billion years), or.
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In archaeology, an Atlantic roundhouse is an Iron Age stone building found in the northern and western parts of mainland Scotland, the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
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Barra (Scottish Gaelic: Barraigh, Eilean Bharraigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.
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A beach is a landform along the coast of an ocean or sea, or the edge of a lake or river.
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In stratigraphy, bedrock is consolidated rock underlying the surface of a terrestrial planet, usually the Earth.
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Beinn Mhòr is a mountain on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Benbecula (Beinn nam Fadhla,Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003). (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 20 August 2008. or Beinn na Faoghla) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland.
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A bog is a mire that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss.
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A broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland.
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The Bronze Age is a time period characterized by the use of bronze, proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
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Bun Sruth is a small loch about 70 yards in length at the southeast extremity of the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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Castlebay (Bàgh a' Chaisteil) is the main village and a community council area on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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In modern usage, a causeway is a road or railway elevated, usually across a broad body of water or wetland.
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Cladh Hallan is an archaeological site on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.
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Cluny Castle was originally built c.1604 as a Z-plan castle replacing either a house or small peel tower.
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The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact).
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The common redshank or simply redshank (Tringa totanus) is an Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae.
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The common ringed plover or ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is a small plover.
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Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (1883–1972) was a prolific writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist.
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The corn crake, corncrake or landrail (Crex crex) is a bird in the rail family.
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Daliburgh (Dalabrog) is a crofting township on South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
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Sir Daniel Grian Alexander (born 15 May 1972) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2010 and 2015.
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The dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia.
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Easaval (Scottish Gaelic: Easabhal) is one of the smallest hills on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with a height of.
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Lady Emily Eliza Steele Gordon Cathcart (née Pringle) was born in 1845.
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Eriskay (Èirisgeigh), from the Old Norse for "Eric's Isle", is an island and community council area of the Outer Hebrides in northern Scotland.
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An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
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The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus: Linnaeus, 1758), also known as the West European hedgehog or common hedgehog, is a hedgehog species found in western Europe, from Iberia and Italy northwards into Scandinavia.
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The European otter (Lutra lutra), also known as the Eurasian otter, Eurasian river otter, common otter and Old World otter, is a European and Asian member of the Lutrinae or otter subfamily, and is typical of freshwater otters.
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European Protected Species (EPS) are species of plants and animals (other than birds) protected by law throughout the European Union.
Flora MacDonald (Gaelic: Fionnghal nic Dhòmhnaill; 1722 – 4 March 1790), Jacobite heroine, was the daughter of Ranald MacDonald of Milton on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and his wife Marion, the daughter of Angus MacDonald.
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Granulites are a class of high grade metamorphic rocks of the granulite-facies that have experienced high-temperature and moderate pressure metamorphism.
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Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe.
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The greylag goose (also spelled graylag in the United States) (Anser anser) is a bird with a wide range in the Old World.
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The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) or northern harrier (in the Americas) is a bird of prey.
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The Highland Clearances (Fuadach nan Gàidheal, the "expulsion of the Gael") was the forced displacement during the 18th and 19th centuries of a significant number of people from traditional land tenancies in the Scottish Highlands, where they had practised small-scale agriculture.
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Howmore (accessdate) lies on the island of South Uist to the southwest of Loch Druidibeg.
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Iochdar (An t-Ìochdair), also spelled Eochar, is a hamlet and community on the west coast of the island of South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
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The Iron Age is the period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron.
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An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.
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John Gordon (1776 – 16 July 1858) was a Scottish soldier and Tory politician.
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The Lewisian complex or Lewisian gneiss is a suite of Precambrian metamorphic rocks that outcrop in the northwestern part of Scotland, forming part of the Hebridean Terrane.
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The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as the Lib Dems) are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom, with policies ranging from the centre-left to the centre-right.
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This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom by Scottish constituencies for the Fifty-Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom (2010 to 2015).
Loch, is the Irish and Scottish Gaelic word for a lake and a sea inlet.
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Lochboisdale (Loch Baghasdail) is a community and the main population centre on the island of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
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The machair (sometimes machar in English) refers to a fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some of the north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides.
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The Manx Society for the Publication of National Documents, or simply the Manx Society, was a text publication society founded in February 1858 with the objective of publishing reprints of historical documents relating to the Isle of Man, its people and culture.
Metamorphism is the change of minerals or geologic texture (distinct arrangement of minerals) in pre-existing rocks (protoliths), without the protolith melting into liquid magma (a solid-state change).
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The MGM-5 Corporal missile was the first guided weapon authorized by the United States to carry a nuclear warhead.
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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
A mummy is a deceased human or other animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions.
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Some statutory nature reserves are designated by national bodies in the United Kingdom, and are known as national nature reserves.
A national scenic area (NSA) is a conservation designation used in Scotland, and currently administered by Scottish Natural Heritage.
The Neolithic Age, Era, or Period, from νέος (néos, "new") and λίθος (líthos, "stone"), or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of the Middle East, and later in other parts of the world from First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies by Peter Bellwood, 2004 and ending between 4,500 and 2,000 BC.
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The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit, pewit, tuit or tew-it (imitative of its cry), green plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or (in the British Isles) just lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), is a bird in the plover family.
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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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Ogham (Modern Irish or; ogam) is an Early Medieval alphabet used primarily to write the early Irish language (in the so-called "orthodox" inscriptions, 4th to 6th centuries), and later the Old Irish language (so-called scholastic ogham, 6th to 9th centuries).
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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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Thomas Mitchell Morris, Sr. (16 June 1821 – 24 May 1908), otherwise known as Old Tom Morris, was a Scottish golfer.
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The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
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The Petrel was a British sounding rocket.
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Qinetiq (as in kinetic; styled as QinetiQ) is a British multinational defence technology company headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
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Rapier is a British surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army and Royal Air Force.
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Rockets Galore! (released as Mad Little Island in the U.S.) is a 1957 comedy film sequel to Whisky Galore! It was much less successful than its predecessor.
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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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The Scottish Blackface is the most common breed of domestic sheep in the United Kingdom.
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The Scottish Borders (The Mairches) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland.
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Scottish Gaelic, sometimes also referred to as Gaelic (Gàidhlig), is a Celtic language native to Scotland.
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The modern names of Scottish islands stem from two main influences.
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Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH; Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba) is the Scottish public body responsible for the country's natural heritage, especially its natural, genetic and scenic diversity.
Skua is the designation of a British sounding rocket which was launched between 1959 and 1981 in 4 versions over 300 times.
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The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.
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The Observer is a British newspaper, published on Sundays.
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The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper published from Edinburgh.
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An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.
Ushenish is a headland on the remote east coast of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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Vikings (Norwegian and Vikinger; Swedish and Vikingar; Víkingar), from Old Norse víkingr, were Germanic Norse seafarers, speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
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