Small Isles

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Graeme Churchard
The Small Isles lie 15-20 miles (25-40 km) off the west coast of Scotland and (like Skye to the north) are part of the Inner Hebrides. Four are inhabited and have a ferry service: Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna. There are also numerous tiny uninhabited islets and skerries.

The markers on the map below are for the ferry piers on each island. In each case, that's on the east, sheltered from the worst of the Atlantic weather, and with the main settlement and amenities close by. From each pier, a narrow lane runs for a mile or so before giving out into farm track and rough hill trails. All four islands are covered by Ordnance Survey maps Landranger 39 (2 cm = 1 km) and Explorer 397 (4 cm = 1 km).

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