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Sunday, 31 July 2011
Some Sight, Some Sound
The Corryvreckan Whirlpool, situated between Jura and Scarba, is the third largest whirlpool in the world. Its name derives from the Gaelic Coire Bhreacain, 'the cauldron of the speckled seas' or 'cauldron of the plaid'. The flood tides and currents can produce waves of up to 30' in height and the noise it produces can be heard up to ten miles away.