TARRINSAY, an island, in the parish of Harris, island of Lewis, county of Inverness; containing 88 inhabitants. This is an isle of the Hebrides, lying on the west coast of Harris, at the entrance to West Loch Tarbert. It is a high, rocky, and conspicuous island, about four miles in length and one in breadth, and having little or no soil: the inhabitants employ themselves in fishing and kelp-burning. There are remains here of two religious houses.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Harris —    HARRIS, a parish, comprising the southern division of the island of Lewis, in the county of Inverness, 44 miles (N. W.) from Portree; and containing, with the islands designated Bernera, Ensay, Hermitray, Killigray, Pabbay, Scalpay, Scarp, and …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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  • Lewis —    LEWIS, an island in the Atlantic Ocean, partly in the county of Inverness, but chiefly in that of Ross and Cromarty; containing 21,466 inhabitants, of whom 4429 are in the portion in the county of Inverness. This island, which forms part of… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Taransay —    TARANSAY, county of Inverness.    See Tarrinsay …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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