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Gaasker Isle, Inverness-shire

Historical Description

G'AASKER ISLE, an isle, in the parish of Harris, county of Inverness. This is a large, green, but uninhabited island of the Hebrides, lying about four leagues north-west from Taransay. The name is derived from the Gaelic, signifying "the rock of geese", from the circumstance of its being frequented by countless numbers of wild-geese.

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