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The Ascrib Islands are a group of small islands off the northwest coast of Skye, in the Highland council area of Scotland. They are in Loch Snizort, between the Trotternish and Waternish peninsulas.

Map of Ascrib Islands, United Kingdom

The islands include:

  • South Ascrib
  • Eilean Garave
  • Eilean Creagach
  • Eilean Iosal
  • Sgeir a' Chapuill
  • Sgeir a' Chuain
  • Scalp Rock
  • There are also a number of smaller skerries. There is a house on South Ascrib, the largest of the islands.

    The islands were bought by Peter Palumbo, Baron Palumbo in 1985 and put up for sale again in the late 1990s.

    Together with Isay and Loch Dunvegan, they are designated as a Special Area of Conservation owing to the breeding colonies of the common seal.

    References

    Ascrib Islands Wikipedia


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