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Frank Lockwood’s Island



IN A part of the world where place names are predominantly Gaelic, Old Norse, Pictish or a combination of all three, anything else is unusual and generally has an interesting story behind it.

Frank Lockwood’s Island, lying a few yards off the southernmost point of Lochbuie Estate on Mull, is no exception. It comprises no more than a few acres of hard rock, an occasional patch of grass, several brackish pools and very little else. Migratory gulls, herons and the odd oily cormorant are its only occupants, which probably accounts for its original Gaelic name ‘Eilean straid eun’ – the island of the street of the birds.

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