The A to Z of Scottish Places: U
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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.