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The Minch

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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. [1]

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An t-Iasgair

An t-Iasgair (Scottish Gaelic for the Fisherman) is a skerry in the Little Minch, to the north of the Trotternish peninsula of Skye.

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Barra (Barraigh, Eilean Bharraigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, and the second southernmost inhabited island there, after the adjacent island of Vatersay to which it is connected by a short causeway.

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Benbecula (Beinn nam Fadhla, 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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Blue men of the Minch

The blue men of the Minch, also known as storm kelpies (na fir ghorma), are mythological creatures inhabiting the stretch of water between the northern Outer Hebrides and mainland Scotland, looking for sailors to drown and stricken boats to sink.

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Butt of Lewis

The Butt of Lewis (Rubha Robhanais) is the most northerly point of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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Caledonian MacBrayne

Caledonian MacBrayne (Caledonian Mac a' Bhriuthainn), usually shortened to CalMac, is the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, and ferry services, between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast.

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the local government council for Na h-Eileanan Siar council area of Scotland, comprising the Outer Hebrides.

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In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, and then transport it to another location (not to be confused with weathering which involves no movement).

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A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

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Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.

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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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Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland

The Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland is a marine area designated by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).

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International Hydrographic Organization

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is the inter-governmental organisation representing hydrography.

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Lewis and Harris

Lewis and Harris (Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) is a Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides.

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Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location.

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Mid-Minch Gaelic

Mid-Minch Gaelic (Gàidhlig meadhan na mara) is a currently developing pan-regional form of Scottish Gaelic, loosely based on the surviving dialects of Scottish Gaelic with considerable numbers of speakers.

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Neist Point

Neist Point (Rubha na h-Eist) is a viewpoint on the most westerly point of Skye.

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North Uist

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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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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Outer Hebrides

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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Politics of the Highland council area

The politics of the Highland council area in Scotland are evident in the deliberations and decisions of the Highland Council, in elections to the council, and in elections to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) and the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood).

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Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change.

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Rodel (Roghadal) is a village on the south-eastern coast of Harris, an island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides.

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Rua Reidh Lighthouse

Rua Reidh Lighthouse stands close to the entrance to Loch Ewe in Wester Ross, Scotland.

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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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Scottish Highlands

The Highlands (the Hielands; A’ Ghàidhealtachd, "the place of the Gaels") are a historic region of Scotland.

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Scottish Natural Heritage

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.

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Sea lane

A sea lane, sea road or shipping lane is a regularly used route for vessels on oceans and large lakes.

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Sea of the Hebrides

The Sea of the Hebrides is a portion of the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the coast of western Scotland, separating the mainland and the northern Inner Hebrides islands (to the east) from the southern Outer Hebrides islands (to the west).

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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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South Uist

South Uist (Uibhist a Deas) is the second-largest island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

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Stac Fada Member

The Stac Fada Member is a distinctive layer towards the top of the Mesoproterozoic Bay of Stoer Formation, part of the Torridonian Supergroup.

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Stoer Head

Stoer Head (Rubha Stoer in Scots Gaelic) is a point of land north of Lochinver and the township of Stoer in Sutherland, NW Scotland.

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A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water.

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Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head (Scottish Gaelic:Rubha an Tiùmpain or Rudha an Tiùmpain) is the north-eastern end of the Point peninsula on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.

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Traffic Separation Scheme

A Traffic Separation Scheme or TSS is a traffic-management route-system ruled by the International Maritime Organization or IMO.

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Ushenish is a headland on the remote east coast of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Waternish or Bhatairnis/Vaternish is a peninsula approximately long on the island of Skye, Scotland, situated between Loch Dunvegan and Loch Snizort in the northwest of the island, and traditionally inhabited and owned by Clan MacLeod whose clan seat is at the nearby Dunvegan Castle.

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Waternish Point

Waternish or Vaternish Point (Scottish Gaelic Rubha Bhatairnis) is the northwestern promontory of the Waternish peninsula on Skye.

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Weavers Point

Weavers Point (Rubha an Fhigheadair) is a headland to the north of the entrance to Loch Maddy, on the north eastern coastline of North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Whale watching

Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat.

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Wildlife tourism

Wildlife tourism is an element of many nations' travel industry centered around observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats.

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

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