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Lunga

The uninhabited island of Lunga is the largest of the Treshnish Isles, located off the northwest coast of Mull, in Argyll and Bute Council Area. Covering an area of 81 ha (200 acres) and rising to 103m (337 feet) at Cruachan, the island has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its abundance of plant life. Many rare and endangered plants are native to the island. Grey seals inhabit the waters surrounding the island while birdlife includes barnacle geese, guillemot, puffin and kittiwakes. To the northeast of the island lie the remains of the ruined village, which was abandoned in 1857. Of volcanic origin, Lunga has been described as 'a green jewel in a peacock sea'.


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