Ealan Na Roan

   EALAN NA ROAN. an isle, in the parish of Tongue, county of Sutherland. This place, of which the name signifies the "Island of Seals," is situated at the entrance to the Kyle of Tongue; it is about two miles in circumference, and is formed of a mixture of sand and a reddish kind of pebble, which appear as if baked together. It contains a large quantity of peat-moss, and has plenty of fresh water. Some years since, part of the land near the middle of the island sank without any visible cause, occasioning a vast chasm.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Roan —    ROAN, an island, in the parish of Tongue, county of Sutherland; containing 42 inhabitants.    See Ealan Na Roan, and Tongue …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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