Shuna, Loch Linnhe

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Shuna
Location
Shuna is located in Argyll and Bute
Shuna
Shuna
Shuna shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NM916490
Names
Gaelic name Siùna[1]
Meaning of name Probably "sea island" from Norse[1]
Area and summit
Area 155 ha (383 acres)
Area rank 121[2]
Highest elevation Tom an t-Seallaidh 71 m (233 ft)
Population
Population 0[3]
Groupings
Island group Loch Linnhe
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
Flag of Scotland.svg Lymphad3.svg
References [4][5]
The farm on Shuna

Shuna Island is an island in Loch Linnhe, offshore from Appin. The island is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide and extends to some 155 ha (383 acres) in total. The island is characterised by a table topped hill at its southern end.[6] The name Shuna is probably derived from the Norse, for "sea island".[1]

Shuna is recorded in a late 16th century document as belonging to John Stewart, the Laird of Appin.[5] He may have built Castle Shuna a small tower-house, which is now in ruins lies at the south end[7] In the 18th century, Shuna Farmhouse replaced Castle Shuna as the residence on the island: it is a Category B listed traditional farmhouse dating from the 1740s.[8] Opposite Castle Shuna, at the head of Loch Laich, is the island fortress of Castle Stalker, also historically a possession of the Stewarts of Appin.

The island forms part of the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.[9]

In 2012 the island was placed on sale via agents Savills for £1.85 million.[10]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mac an Tàilleir p. 105
  2. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 117-18
  6. ^ "Overview of Shuna". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Castle Shuna". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Shuna Farmhouse". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 11 Sept 2012.
  9. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 30 Mar 2011.
  10. ^ Welsh, Susan (5 June 2012) "Buy a piece of paradise". Glasgow. The Herald.

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Coordinates: 56°35′14″N 5°23′43″W / 56.58722°N 5.39528°W / 56.58722; -5.39528