Loch Snizort Beag

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Snizort, Loch, a sea-loch in the NW of Skye, entering from the Little Minch between the promontories of Trotternish and Vaternish. Striking 8½ miles south-south-eastward, and narrowing from 9 miles at the entrance to 3¾ miles, it embosoms the Ascrib Islands, sends off Uig Bay to the E, and forks at its head into Lochs Greshernish and Snizort Beag. Of these Loch Greshernish extends 3¾ miles south-south-westward, and varies in width between 1 ¼ and ¼ mile; whilst Loch Snizort Beag, winding 6¼ miles south-south-eastward, is nowhere more than a mile across.

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