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Auskerry Isle, Orkney

Historical Description

AUSKERRY ISLE, in the parish of Stronsay, county of Orkney. It is situated about two miles to the south of the island of Stronsay, and is small and uninhabited, and appropriated to the pasturage of cattle. There are some remains of a chapel, and the ruins of a dwelling which bears the name of the Monk's House. Kelp is manufactured in considerable quantity.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis