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Monach Islands

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The Monach Islands, also known as Heisker (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Heisgeir / Heisgeir, pronounced [(elan)ˈheʃkʲəɾʲ] (listen)), are an island group west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The islands are not to be confused with Hyskeir in the Inner Hebrides, or Haskeir which is also off North Uist and visible from the group.


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Monach Islands

Island group in Scotland

  • Desc: The Monach Islands, also known as Heisker, are an island group west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The islands are not to be confused with Hyskeir in the Inner Hebrides, or Haskeir which is also off North Uist and visible from the group.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monach_Islands
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 353.49
Shillay, Monach Islands

Shillay, Monach Islands

Monach Islands

Outer Hebrides

Outer Hebrides

Isles in the United Kingdom

  • Desc: The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, Innse Gall or the Long Isle/Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Hebrides
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 33.87
Stocaigh

Stocaigh

Island in the United Kingdom

  • Desc: Stocaigh is one of the Monach Islands. It is a kilometre east of Coilleag Mhòr nan Dàmh in the far north east of Ceann Ear. On its east shore is the Camas Bàn, which is named for its white sand, which consists of finely ground sea shells.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stocaigh
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 23.10
Neist Point Lighthouse

Neist Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: Neist Point Lighthouse, designed by David Alan Stevenson, was first lit on 1 November 1909. An aerial cableway is used to take supplies to the lighthouse and cottages.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neist_Point_Lighthouse
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 22.93
Shillay

Shillay

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Shillay is an uninhabited island which lies 2 km north of Pabbay in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The name is derived from the Norse selr-øy meaning seal island and is a Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve owing to its international importance for breeding grey seals.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shillay
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 21.28

Calvay Castle

Tourist attraction in the United Kingdom

  • Desc: Calvay Castle is a ruined castle on an islet close to the island of Calbhaigh, at the eastern approaches to Loch Boisdale, South Uist. The castle is linked by a causeway from Calbhaigh, which becomes inundated at high tide. The castle is a scheduled monument.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvay_Castle
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 20.10

Sibhinis

Island

  • Desc: Sibhinis, Siobhanais or Shivinish. is one of the Monach Islands, lying between Ceann Iar and Ceann Ear. It is tidal, and connected at low tide to Ceann Iar by Fadhail Shibhinis, and to Ceann Ear by Faodhail Chinn Ear. It is 16 metres at its highest point.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibhinis
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 19.15
Ceann Iar

Ceann Iar

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Ceann Iar is one of the Monach Isles/Heisgeir, to the west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. It is a slender island, approximately a mile, or two kilometres long.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceann_Iar
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 19.05
Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Dunnet, Scotland

  • Desc: Dunnet Head Lighthouse is an active 19th century lighthouse that stands on the 300-foot cliff top of Easter Head on Dunnet Head. The lighthouse is 66 feet tall and was built in 1831 by Robert Stevenson, grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson. The lighthouse was automated in 1989, and the keepers were withdrawn. It is now checked remotely by the Northern Lighthouse Board operations centre in Edinburgh.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunnet_Head_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 18.32
Noup Head Lighthouse

Noup Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: Noup Head Lighthouse lies on the north west headland of the isle of Westray, in Orkney, Scotland. It was constructed by David A Stevenson in 1898 for the Northern Lighthouse Board. The lighthouse was converted to solar power using a solar array in 2001.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noup_Head_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, Place
  • Result Score: 17.75
Baleshare

Baleshare

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Baleshare is a flat tidal island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Baleshare lies to the south-west of North Uist. Its economics and community were boosted by the building of a causeway in 1962. The 350 m causeway was built by William Tawse Ltd.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baleshare
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 16.11

Monach Islands

Lighthouse in Scotland

Duncansby Head

Duncansby Head

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: Duncansby Head is the most northeasterly part of the British mainland, including even the famous John o' Groats. It is located in Caithness, Highland, in north-eastern Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncansby_Head
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 15.81
Esha Ness Lighthouse

Esha Ness Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Eshaness, Scotland

  • Desc: Eshaness Lighthouse is situated on the Northmavine peninsula in the north-west of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It sometimes rendered as Esha Ness Lighthouse.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esha_Ness_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 15.65
Ceann Ear

Ceann Ear

Island

  • Desc: Ceann Ear is the largest island in the Monach or Heisgeir group off North Uist in north west Scotland. It is 203 hectares in size and connected by sandbanks to Ceann Iar via Sibhinis at low tide.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceann_Ear
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 15.12
Gruney

Gruney

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Gruney is a small, uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland. It lies north of the Northmavine peninsula of the Shetland Mainland, from which it is separated by the Gruney Sound. Gruney has a population of Leach's petrels, one of just two in Shetland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruney
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 15.02
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, designed by David Stevenson, was built at Butt of Lewis to aid shipping in the 1860s. Unusual for a lighthouse in Scotland, it is constructed of red brick, and is unpainted.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_of_Lewis_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 14.69
Ushenish Lighthouse

Ushenish Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Monach Islands

Self-catering accommodation in Scotland

  • Desc: Rattray Head, historically Rattray Point, is a headland in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, on the north-east coast Scotland. To north lies Strathbeg Bay and Rattray Bay is to its south.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattray_Head
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 14.17
Muckle Skerry

Muckle Skerry

Skerry in Scotland

  • Desc: Muckle Skerry is the largest of the Pentland Skerries that lie off the north coast of Scotland. It is home to the Pentland Skerries Lighthouse. Muckle Skerry lies in the Pentland Firth at grid reference ND464782. It is the westernmost of the skerries.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muckle_Skerry
  • Type: Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 14.11
Strathy Point Lighthouse

Strathy Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse

  • Desc: Strathy Point Lighthouse is a remote lighthouse that is located on the north coast of Sutherland, Scotland, and is situated on the coast close to the village of Strathy.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strathy_Point_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 14.05
Fladda, Slate Islands

Fladda, Slate Islands

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Fladda is one of the Slate Islands, off the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Fladda is an islet in the Sound of Luing, between Luing and Belnahua. The name Fladda originates from the Old Norse for 'flat island'.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fladda,_Slate_Islands
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 13.54
Hyskeir Lighthouse

Hyskeir Lighthouse

Lighthouse

  • Desc: Hyskeir Lighthouse was established in 1904. The 39 metres metre high lighthouse marks the southern end of the Minch, warning of the presence of the Mills Rocks, Canna and Hyskeir itself.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyskeir_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 13.47
Holy Isle

Holy Isle

Island in the Firth of Clyde

  • Desc: The Holy Isle is one of a number of islands in the United Kingdom which go under the name "Holy Island". It is located in the Firth of Clyde off the west coast of central Scotland, inside Lamlash Bay on the larger Isle of Arran.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Isle,_Firth_of_Clyde
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 13.41
Vaternish Lighthouse

Vaternish Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: Vaternish Lighthouse was built on Waternish Point in 1924. The engineers were David and Charles Stevenson. The original lens was donated to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. The present tower was built in 1980, by engineer John Smith. It consists of a concrete base, aluminium light room and a GRP roof. Solar panels were installed in 2001. It is accessible on foot from the road at Trumpan.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaternish_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 13.35
Mull of Galloway

Mull of Galloway

Historical landmark in Scotland

  • Desc: The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland. It is situated in Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, at the end of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mull_of_Galloway
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 13.31
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Museum in Scotland

  • Desc: Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is a listed 19th century lighthouse, located on Ardnamurchan Point in Lochaber part of the Highland council area of Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardnamurchan_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Museum, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 13.31

Monach Islands

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: Corsewall Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Corsewall Point, Kirkcolm near Stranraer in the region of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. First lit in 1817, it overlooks the North Channel of the Irish Sea. The definition of the name Corsewall is the place or well of the Cross.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corsewall_Lighthouse
  • Type: Place, Thing, LodgingBusiness
  • Result Score: 13.31
Hillswick

Hillswick

Village in Scotland

  • Desc: Hillswick is a small village in Northmavine, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and lies to the north-north west of Mainland, Shetland, the most northerly group of islands in the United Kingdom. It is situated 35 mi from Lerwick.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillswick
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 13.22
Graemsay

Graemsay

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Graemsay is an island in the western approaches to Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The island has two lighthouses.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graemsay
  • Type: Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 13.09
Haskeir

Haskeir

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Haskeir, also known as Great Haskeir is a remote, exposed and uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It lies 13 kilometres west north west of North Uist. 1-kilometre to the south west lie the skerries of Haskeir Eagach made up of a colonnade of five rock stacks. 40 kilometres to the north west is the St Kilda archipelago.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haskeir
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 13.00
Bass Rock Lighthouse

Bass Rock Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: The Bass Rock Lighthouse on Bass Rock is a 20-metre lighthouse, built in 1902 by David Stevenson, who demolished the 13th-century keep, or governor's house, and some other buildings within the castle for the stone.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Rock_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 12.96
Muckle Roe

Muckle Roe

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, Scotland, in St. Magnus Bay, to the west of Mainland, Shetland. It has a population of around 130 people, who mainly croft and live in the south east of the island. 'Muckle' is Scots for 'big' or 'great'.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muckle_Roe
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 12.94
Ve Skerries

Ve Skerries

Skerry

  • Desc: Vee Skerries, are a group of low skerries 3 miles north west of Papa Stour, on the west coast of Shetland, Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ve_Skerries
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 12.74
Rubha nan Gall

Rubha nan Gall

Lighthouse

  • Desc: Rubha nan Gall lighthouse is located north of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The name means "Stranger's Point" in Scottish Gaelic. It was built in 1857 by David and Thomas Stevenson and is operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board. The lighthouse was automated in 1960 and the nearby former keepers' cottages are privately owned.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubha_nan_Gall
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 12.44
Lunna Holm

Lunna Holm

Island in the United Kingdom

  • Desc: Lunna Holm is a small island near Lunna Ness, in the Shetland Islands. It is 27 metres at its highest point.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunna_Holm
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 12.37
Brother Isle

Brother Isle

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Brother Isle is a small, uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland. It lies between the islands of Yell and Shetland Mainland. It is 40 hectares in size.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Isle
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 12.31
Corran Point Lighthouse

Corran Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Ornsay

Ornsay

Island in Scotland

  • Desc: Ornsay is a small tidal island to the east of the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornsay
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 12.00
Bressay Lighthouse

Bressay Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Bressay, Scotland

  • Desc: Bressay Lighthouse is still an active lighthouse in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, 4 kilometres south-east of Lerwick. It is located on the island of Bressay at Kirkabister Ness overlooking Bressay Sound.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bressay_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 11.85
Helliar Holm

Helliar Holm

Island in the United Kingdom

  • Desc: Helliar Holm is an uninhabited island off the coast of Shapinsay in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It is home to a 42-foot-tall lighthouse, which was built in 1893 and automated in 1967. It is a tidal island that used to be connected to Shapinsay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helliar_Holm
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 11.83
Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Isle of Scalpay, Scotland

  • Desc: Eilean Glas Lighthouse is situated on the east coast of the island of Scalpay in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It was one of the original four lights commissioned by the Commissioners of the Northern Lights, and the first in the Hebrides.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eilean_Glas_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 11.83

Monach Islands

Historical landmark in the Birsay, Scotland

  • Desc: The unmanned Brough of Birsay Lighthouse lighthouse was built in 1925 by David A Stevenson. It is located on the Brough of Birsay, an uninhabited tidal island off the north west coast of Mainland in Orkney, Scotland, in the parish of Birsay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brough_of_Birsay_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 11.83
Ailsa Craig Lighthouse

Ailsa Craig Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Scotland

  • Desc: The Ailsa Craig Lighthouse, is an active 19th century lighthouse located on Ailsa Craig, an island in the Firth of Clyde, just offshore from Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailsa_Craig_Lighthouse
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 11.78
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