Argyll and Bute

An abandoned settlement in the northeast of Islay (Argyll and Bute), Mulreesh is located ¾ mile (1.2 km) west of Keills and 1½ miles (2.5 km) north northeast of Ballygrant. There was an extensive series of lead and copper mines operating here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, there are the remnants of around ten buildings, including cottages, a rubble-built engine house and an ore-dressing plant, together with depressions in the surrounding landscape which represent the remains of at least fourteen shaft and drift mines. The works were observed by Thomas Pennant (1726-98) and described in his Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides (1772).

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