Wednesday, 24 June 2015

No Residents Recorded

Switha, Orkney, consists of 101 acres and a highest point of 95'. Sheep live off its land, but there has been no permanent human settlement here in recorded history. However, there are references to it in the Norse sagas and Neolithic men left two standing stones. A problem is access, with the tidal races in the Sound of Hoxa. It would be interesting to know which is the largest Scottish island never to have had residents.

Scottish Islands Explorer - residents make readers

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