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Shuna

An island in the Firth of Lorn, Shuna lies off the Argyllshire coast, between the island of Luing and the mainland near the mouth of Loch Melfort. It has an area of 451 ha (1114 acres) and rises to 90m (295 feet) at Druim na Dubh Ghlaic. Limestone was once quarried from the island which is privately owned and grazed with livestock. Shuna House stands on the northeast coast. In 1841 the island had a population 69 people, but this declined to one permanent residents over the years. The population is recorded as 3 (1961), 3 (1971), 7 (1981), 1 (1991), 1 (2001) and 3 (2011).


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