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Oldany Island


(Oldany)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Oldney or Oldany, a triangular island of Assynt parish, W Sutherland, on the S side of the entrance to Kylesku, within 80 yards of the mainland, and 7 miles N of Lochinver. With an utmost length and breadth of 1 3/8 and 1 mile, it rises to a height of 336 feet above sea-level; is covered with excellent sheep pasture; and belongs to a sheep farm of its own name on the neighbouring coast. Pop. (1881) 4.—Ord. Sur., sh. 107, 1881.

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