Soul-Skerry

   SOUL-SKERRY, an isle, in the parish of Stromness, county of Orkney. It lies about ten leagues distant, west-north-west, from the village of Stromness, and is a great resort of seals; but the surge is so considerable round the isle, the fishermen have frequently been unable to effect a landing. A fatal accident happened in November 1786, in prosecuting this perilous fishing.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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