Eilean a' Chuirn

A small rocky island lying off the southeast coast of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Eilean a' Chuirn is located a mile (1.8 km) south of Ardmore Point and extends to 10 ha (24.5 acres). While the west of the island is low-lying, it rises steeply to 18m (59 feet) in the east where is shoreline is trimmed by cliffs. A lighthouse was built close to the highest point of Eilean a' Chuirn in 1907. Geologically, the island is composed of bands of Pre-Cambrian metamorphic rock, cut across by a more recent igneous dyke from the Tertiary period (40 million years ago).

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