Muck


Muck
   MUCK, an island, forming part of the parish of Small Isles, in the district of Mull, county of Argyll; and containing 68 inhabitants. The name in Gaelic of this little verdant island of the Hebrides, Elan-nan-Muchd, literally signifies "the Isle of Swine." It is about two miles in length, and less than one in breadth, and lies four miles south-by-west from the island of Eigg. The surface is pretty low, with the exception of one hill, and even this is of inconsiderable height; the soil is generally good. The coast is rocky, and indented with several creeks, which afford shelter for fishing-boats, but no safe anchorage for vessels: in two of these creeks are small piers. The rearing of black-cattle, and a fishery of cod and ling here, are productive. The chief want of the inhabitants is fuel, which they procure from Ardnamurchan and other neighbouring places. On the north side of the island lies Elan-nan-Each, the "Island of Horses," which is of inconsiderable extent, but affords good pasture. Muck formerly contained many more inhabitants than it does at present.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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