Note: Gloup is common in Scottish placenames referring to a sea jet.
Houses at the end of the road into Gloup, with Gloup Holm beyond
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In 20/21 July 1881, the Gloup Fishing Disaster occurred, in which 58 fishermen were killed by an unexpected summer storm coming from the direction of Iceland. In 1981, a hundred years after the event a memorial was erected to commemorate the victims. Ten boats were lost, mostly sixareens.
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