Highland Clearances: Duke of Sutherland, Ulva, Clan MacDonald of Sleat, George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155203980

Published: August 30th 2011

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Highland Clearances: Duke of Sutherland, Ulva, Clan MacDonald of Sleat, George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Duke of Sutherland, Ulva, Clan Macdonald of Sleat, George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Duke of Sutherland, Ulva, Clan Macdonald of Sleat, George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry, Highland Land League, Badbea, Napier Commission, The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil, Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, Bernera Riot, Fuaigh M r, Patrick Sellar, Heilanmans Umbrella, John Lockhart-Ross.

Excerpt: Ulva (Scottish Gaelic: , pronounced ) is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, off the west coast of Mull. It is separated from Mull by a narrow strait, and connected to the neighbouring island of Gometra by a bridge. Much of the island is formed from Tertiary basalt rocks, which is formed into columns in places.

Ulva has been populated since the Mesolithic and there are various Neolithic remains on the island. The Norse occupation of the island in the Early Historic Period has left few tangible artifacts but did bequeath the island its name, which is probably from Ulvoy, meaning wolf island. Celtic culture was a major influence during both Pictish and Dalriadan times as well as the post-Norse period when the islands became part of modern Scotland.

This long period, when Gaelic became the dominant language, was ended by the brutality of the 19th century Clearances. At its height Ulva had a population of over 800, but today this has declined to less than 20. Numerous well-known individuals have connections with the island including David Livingstone, Samuel Johnson and Walter Scott, who drew inspiration from Ulva for his 1815 poem, Lord of the Isles.

Wildlife is abundant: cetaceans are regularly seen in the surrounding waters and over 500 species of plant have been recorded. Today there is a regular ferry service and tourism is the mainstay of the economy. Tr igh Bh n, looking South east toward Ben More on Mull. map with Ulva in redUlva...



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