The A to Z of Scottish Places: Gazetteer U

The A to Z of Scottish Places: U

Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Gazetteer of Scotland

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    ... Ulva
    Island Argyll35 Acres: 4917, Height: 1027ft

      Almost a Mull in minature the island of Ulva lies close to the larger island in its great western bay. Once with a population of 600 it was cleared of people like much of Scotland in the 19th century and now only has a dozen. Its hills are layered caused by the weathering of the tertiary basalt beneath, and are thick with bracken. Descended from those cleared were Andrew Macquarrie, often called "the father of Australia" and the explorer David Livingstone.

Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Gazetteer of Scotland
2001, Compiled and photographed by Alan J Stuart, all rights reserved

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