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Issay, Inverness-shire

Historical Description

ISSAY, an island, in that part of the parish of Duirinish which constituted the former quoad sacra parish of Waternish, county of Inverness; containing 90 inhabitants. This isle, also called Eilean Isa, or "Island of Jesus", is the largest of several isles lying between Loch Bay and Loch Dunvegan, two considerable north-western inlets of the Isle of Skye. It is about three miles in circumference; and the soil, being generally fertile, affords comfortable support to about fifteen families.

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