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Eilean Ornsay

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Gaelic name  Eilean Ornsay
OS grid reference  NR161523
Highest elevation  10 metres (33 ft)
Meaning of name  tidal island
Island group  Mull
Eilean Ornsay
Area  14 hectares (0.1 sq mi)

Eilean Ornsay is a rocky and uninhabited island located off the south-western coast of the Inner Hebridean island of Coll. It is situated on the western side of Loch Eatharna and is joined to Coll at low tide. Evidence of the dun and other archaeological finds were recently discovered by a field walk on the east side of Coll.


The island was recently visited by members of Coll Archaeology Association Shorewatch, resulting in the discovery of evidence of several archaeological sites which had previously been unrecorded. Evidence of a possible dun was found located at grid reference NM2260855491. Several examples of rock-cut basins were found: one located at grid reference NM2232951503; and three located at grid reference NM2238854899. A kelp kiln was found at grid reference NM2255855492; a shell mound was found at grid reference NM2234555423; a sheiling at grid reference NM2248353480; and an enclosure at grid reference NM2250353492.


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