Thursday, 9 February 2017

Inter-island Lagoon

The Sound of Gighay is fully tidal, but its reaches of shallow water give the impression of a lagoon. It is situated between Gighay and Hellisay - islands that look locked together, to the north-east of Barra. The former was inhabited until the late 18th Century, before modern records were kept; the latter had over 100 residents, noted in the 1841 Census, but became uninhabited by 1890. People lived mainly at Bualavore (below), to the north of the island.

Scottish Islands Explorer - a multitude of islands with the passing of populations
Digital Edition: links rather than separates

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