Eilean Craobhach

A small rock-trimmed island lying off the southeast coast of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Eilean Craobhach lies between the shore and Eilean a' Chuirn, a mile (1.7 km) south southwest of Ardmore Point. It rises steeply to 12m (39 feet) and is surrounded by cliffs. Extending to 10 ha (24.5 acres), the island divides into two parts at high tide.

Geologically, the island is composed of bands of quartzite and psammitic metamorphic rock, cut across by a pair of more recent igneous dykes from the Tertiary period (40 million years ago) which were associated with the opening of the Atlantic Ocean.

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