GARVELLOCH, or Holy Islands, a cluster of small islands, in the parish of Jura and Colonsay, district of Islay, county of Argyll. These islands, which are situated in the Atlantic, to the west of Balnahuaigh, obtained their second name from having been the residence of the monks of Iona previously to the foundation of that monastery; and there are still some remains of a chapel and cemetery, and of the ancient conventual buildings. The isles are the property of Colin Campbell, Esq., of Jura, to whom they pay a rental of £150 per annum, derived chiefly from their excellent pasture for sheep and black-cattle. Here is also a marble-quarry, which appears to have been wrought at a very early period, and of which some of the produce is to be seen in the castle of Inverary.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Holy Island — ist der Name mehrerer Inseln im angelsächsischen Sprachraum: in Großbritannien: Holy Island, siehe Lindisfarne (Insel) Holy Island (Garvelloch) Holy Island (Ayrshire) Holy Island (Anglesey) in Irland: Holy Island (Clare) in den Vereinigten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jura and Colonsay —    JURA and COLONSAY, a parish, in the district of Islay, county of Argyll; containing 2299 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated to the west of the main land, comprises the islands of Jura, Colonsay, Oronsay, Scarba, Lunga, Balnahuaigh,… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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