Loch Buie

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Buy, a sea-loch or bay on the S side of Mull island, Argyllshire. It opens 3 miles ENE of Carsaig, and 11 WSW of the S end of Kerrera island; penetrates the land 3 miles north-eastward; is overhung, at its head, by Ben Buy (2352 feet) and Creachbeinn (2344); has, on a low rock at its head, an ancient square tower, called Lochbuy Castle, inhabited so late as 1740; and is flanked, at the E side of its mouth, by Laggan Point, containing the long, spacious, ramified cavern called Odin's Cave, supposed to have been a retreat of the Scandinavian pirates, in the times when they swept the Hebridean seas.

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