Harlosh Island

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Harlosh Island
Gaelic: Eilean Heàrrlois


Harlosh Island - geograph.org.uk - 1212834.jpg
Location: 57°22’5"N, 6°31’30"W
Grid reference: NG278393
Area: 69 acres[1]

Harlosh Island is an island in Loch Bracadale just off the coast of the Minginish and Harlosh peninsulas of Skye in Inverness-shire.[2]

The island is about 69 acres in extent and the coastline, which is largely cliff-lined, has a cave on the west coast. At low tide it is only about 330 ft from mainland Skye. Harlosh Skerry lies just offshore to the north west. At low tide on the northern coast there is a large sand bay, however, watercraft should take caution when attempting to land in the bay as several rock formations pose a navigational hazard at low tide.

The name "Harlosh" is of Old Norse origin and may refer to a river mouth, although the meaning is not clear.[3]


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  1. Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  2. "Harlosh Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. http://www.scottish-places.info/features/featurefirst1608.html. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  3. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf)

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