Inner Sound, Scotland

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The Inner Sound lies between the thin finger of Raasay Island and the Scottish mainland to the right of centre in this Landsat view.

The Inner Sound is a strait separating the Inner Hebridean islands of Skye, Raasay and South Rona from the Applecross peninsula on the Scottish mainland.

Its Gaelic name, An Lighe Rathairseach, should not be confused with An Linne Rathairseach (the Sound of Raasay), its western neighbour. Together, they can be considered as southeastern arms of the Little Minch.

The Inner Sound is the location of BUTEC, a Royal Navy submarine sensor and emissions range.

Coordinates: 57°25′N 5°56′W / 57.417°N 5.933°W / 57.417; -5.933