Eilean Ruairidh Mòr
Eilean Ruairidh Mòr shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference||NG897733|
|Gaelic name||Eilean Ruairidh Mòr|
|Meaning of name||Island of Big Rory/Roderick|
|Island group||Loch Maree|
|Area rank||(Freshwater: 10) |
|Highest elevation||51 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Owned by the Forestry Commission, Eilean Ruairidh Mòr forms part of Slattadale Forest. The islands in Loch Maree are among the least disturbed in Britain and are managed as a national nature reserve.
Eilean Ruairidh Mòr was planted with pines in about 1815. There are remains of a subterranean circular structure, similar to a Scandinavian dùn or burgh. The ancestors of the Mackenzies of Gairloch held it as a place of security from the attacks of the Macleods.
- Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
- Ordnance Survey
- Wilson, Rev. John The Gazetteer of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1882) Published by W. & A.K. Johnstone
- "Overview of Ruairidh Mòr". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 15 December 2007.
- "Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve". Scottish Natural Heritage. Retrieved 14 December 2007.
- "Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland". Electric Scotland. Retrieved 15 December 2007.
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