Isle Maree

(Eilean Maree)

A little forested island, Isle Maree is one of the smaller of a group of islands lying in the middle of Loch Maree in the Wester Ross district of Highland Council Area. It lies just to the northeast of the much larger Eilean Subhainn and 1½ miles (2.5 km) northeast of Talladale. The island extends to 2.5 ha (6.2 acres). Isle Maree is said to be the site of a hermitage established in the 8th C. by St. Maelrubha and St. Maelrhuba's Well remains, believed to have healing properties. Nearby is a Money Tree, a now-dead oak with coins pressed into its bark. The island also includes an ancient burial ground and was visited by Queen Victoria in 1877, who added a coin to the Money Tree.

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