Talk:Mingulay

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Old comments[edit]

The Wikipedia page says Mingulay has been abandoned since 1934. The Lonely Isles page says ""Mingulay has a long history of settlement with many archaeological sites in evidence, but its population rapidly declined from a total of 135 inhabitants in 1901 to none in 1912 when Mingulay lost its community for good.". I know it's still true to say it's been abandoned since 1934 if it was abandoned earlier, but can anyone confirm whether the Lonely Isles information is accurate? DavidFarmbrough 08:24, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

I checked with Haswell_Smith's The Scottish Islands, which is about the most authorative book on the general subject and he says gives 1912 as the date of abandonment too.--JBellis 14:35, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Substantial expansion uploaded today. Although there is a separate Mingulay Boat Song article it is uncategorised, unreferenced and generally begging for clean up, so I included the key information here. Ben MacDui (Talk) 15:06, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

in fiction[edit]

Mingulay is the name of an isolated human colony in Ken MacLeod's Cosmonaut Keep et seq. Now I know why! —Tamfang 19:00, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

GA nomination[edit]

While reviewing the article for GA I noticed that the lead does not really summarise the article. Some of the stuff about the retreat of ice and geology should probably go into the Geography and prehistory section. Additionally more could be added to the lead regarding the overall history and culture of the island, and in particular its current condition. Other than that I thought the article was very good and look forward to being able to pass it in a couple of days. - Suicidalhamster 01:55, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

The new lead is much better and means that the article passes the GA criteria in my opinion. Passing article. - Suicidalhamster 22:36, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Mingulay Reef and shark spawning grounds[edit]

BBC article makes it look like there is a chunk to add to this page. EdwardLane (talk) 08:36, 18 June 2013 (UTC)