KILLIGRAY, an island, in the parish of Harris, district of Lewis, county of Inverness; containing 7 inhabitants. This is one of numerous isles in the sound of Harris, and lies a short distance south of Ensay, and four and a half miles east of Bernera; its length is about two miles, and its breadth one. The south end is a deep moss; but the isle is verdant all over, and has in general a good soil, latterly well cultivated. In the northern part, particularly, the ground is managed with care, and the crops are early. Here, however, as in the neighbouring isles, the inhabitants live chiefly by fishing and the manufacture of kelp. A temple to the goddess Annat, of Saxon mythology, who presided over young maidens, anciently existed on the island.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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