(Island of Loch Ewe, Isle of Ewe)

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Ewe, a river, a sea-loch, and an island of Gairloch parish, NW Ross-shire. The river, issuing from Loch Maree, runs 3¼ miles west-north-westward to the head of the sea-loch at Poolewe, is voluminous but rapid, and, abounding with salmon and sea-trout of prime size and quality, is excelled by no stream in the W of Scotland for angling. The sea-loch extends 10 miles north-north-westward from Poolewe to the North Minch, and from a width of 3 miles at the beautiful little bay of Aultbea contracts to 11/3 mile below Cove, but expands again to 8½ miles at its entrance between Ru Rea and Greenstone Point. Its shores are rocky; its flanks bare, broken, and ridgy. The island lies nearly in the middle of the sea-loch, measures 2¼ miles by 1 mile, and has a pleasant cultivated surface. Pop. (1861) 48, (1871) 50, (1881) 34.

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