Eilean Mhic Coinnich

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Gaelic name Eilean Mhic Coinnich
Eilean Mhic Coinnich is located in Argyll and Bute
Eilean Mhic Coinnich
Eilean Mhic Coinnich
En Mhic Coinnich shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR161523
Coordinates 55°40′52″N 6°31′05″W / 55.681°N 6.518°W / 55.681; -6.518
Physical geography
Island group Islay
Area 17.3 hectares (0.1 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation 10 metres (33 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0
References [1]

Eilean Mhic Coinnich, also known as Mackenzie Island (although recorded on the Land Register as McKenseys Island), is an uninhabited island of 17.3 hectares (43 acres), lying off the southern end of the Rinns of Islay peninsula on the Inner Hebridean island of Islay, Scotland.[2]

Eilean Mhic Coinnich from Portnahaven

Lying just off the coast from the village of Portnahaven and north of the island of Orsay, Eilean Mhic Coinnich came onto the market in March 2008. At the time the vendor, Gilbert MacNab of Stirling, grazed cattle there.[2] In 2010 it was available for offers "in the region of £90,000"[3] and was sold for £55,000 in 2012 to Piers Casimir-Mrowczynski, a teacher from St Albans in England.[4]


  1. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  2. ^ a b "Islay's Mackenzie Island for sale" islayinfo.com. Retrieved 26 Dec 2010.
  3. ^ Scotland's Homes (17 Nov 2010) Glasgow. The Herald.
  4. ^ "Teacher snaps up uninhabited island" (19 April 2012) Glasgow. The Herald.

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Coordinates: 55°40′51″N 6°31′05″W / 55.68087°N 6.51803°W / 55.68087; -6.51803