The Eileans

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Cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) on Newton Bay, with the Eileans in the background

The Eileans are two small, low lying islands located in Newtown Bay, Millport on the island of Great Cumbrae, Scotland. (grid reference NS164545).

The name is an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic, eilean meaning "island". Unusually for the west coast of Scotland, the two islands appear to have no individual names of their own and as such are always referred to collectively.

Three smaller rocks, the Leug, the Spoig (Gaelic: paw) and the Clach (Gaelic: stone) lie to the west.

Coordinates: 55°44′56″N 4°55′37″W / 55.74895°N 4.92684°W / 55.74895; -4.92684