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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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Grimisay, an island of North Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire. Lying in the middle of the eastern part of the Sound between North Uist island and Benbecula, it has an utmost length and breadth of 3 and 1½ miles, and was formerly considered barren and of trivial value, but has been turned to good habitable account. There are a post office under Lochmaddy and a public school (1879), with accommodation for 76 children. Pop. (1841) 269, (1861) 305, (1871) 283, (1881) 292.

Grimisay, a small island of South Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire. Pop. (1871) 6, (1881) 28.

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