Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Little Colonsay

Little Colonsay is situated between Ulva, off Mull, and Staffa. It has similar columnar basalt formations as the latter, but not in such dramatic forms. The 217 acres rise to 200' and the number of residents in 1841 - 16 - fell to just two within 90 years.

The only residence, a Victorian house, has been restored and, like the rest of the island, has an idyllic look. However, Little Colonsay is somewhat exposed to the the south-west gales coming in straight off the Atlantic.

Scottish Islands Explorer - presents idyllic images; is conscious of storms

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