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Heisker, Inverness-shire

Historical Description

HEISKER, an isle, in the parish of North-Uist, county of Inverness; containing 39 inhabitants. It is one of the Hebrides, lying about two miles westward of North Uist; and is two miles in length, but very narrow. The soil is sandy, yielding very scanty pasture at any time, and but a small quantity of grain. The isle has hitherto derived its chief value from its kelp shores.

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