Neave Island

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A view of Neave Island (background) from Eilean nan Ron

Neave Island (also Coomb Island) is an island on the north coast of Sutherland. It is 75 acres in size and has a highest elevation of 230 ft.

It is a small rugged island to the east of Eilean nan Ròn, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel, Caol Beag.[1] It is just over half a mile from the settlement of Skerray and is known for its sandy beach on the far eastern end of the island.[2] There are remains of an ancient church, Shown to be called St. Coloumba's Church on an 1874 map of the Island.[3][4]

Footnotes

  1. "Coomb Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/features/featurefirst10349.html. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  2. "An island to myself". John o'Groat Journal. 28 May 2008. http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/4629/An_island_to_myself.html. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  3. Scotflyer / Alan Moar. "Neave Island". Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25162103@N04/2390062811/. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  4. "Historical perspective for Coomb Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. http://www.scottish-places.info/features/featurehistory10349.html. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
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