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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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Ronay, an island of North Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, 1 mile S of the south-eastern extremity of North Uist island, and 2 miles NE of Benbecula. It measures 2¼ miles in length, and 17/8 mile in extreme breadth; is much indented by the sea; has a belt of low productive land around its coast-line; and rises to a height of 600 feet above sea-level, presenting a rocky aspect in its higher grounds, and a broken surface down its eastern declivity. At one time it was regarded as of little or no value, but it has been improved by culture, so as now to be considered one of the best grazing grounds in North Uist parish. Pop. (1871) 6, (1881) 6.

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