Ellan-na-Coomb or Ellan-na-Naoimh, a small island of Tongue parish, Sutherland, separated from the mainland by the strait of Caol Bean, 1 furlong wide at the narrowest, a little W of Torrisdale Bay, and 9 furlongs E by S of Ellan-nan-Ron. With utmost length and breadth of 4 ½ and 3 ¼ furlongs, it rises to a height of 231 feet, contains traces of an ancient chapel and cemetery, and is so tunnelled and perforated on the S side that half-flood tide, during a north-westerly gale, throws up from it a jet d'eau 30 feet high, followed by a detonating sound like the report of cannon.Ord. Sur., sh. 114, 1880.
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