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TITLE
Cave in the Isle of Ulva
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_250_298
PLACENAME
Ulva
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore
DATE OF IMAGE
1801
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
Merigot
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31063
KEYWORDS
caves
islands
Ulva
kelp industry
industry
famine
clearances
Cave in the Isle of Ulva

Illustration taken from 'Remarks on Local Scenery and Manners in Scotland' vol.1 by John Stoddart. The author visited Ulva when his trip to Staffa had to be abandoned because of bad weather.

Ulva sits just off the west coast of Mull. In the early 1800s, Ulva was relatively prosperous and had a population of over 600. This was due to the kelp industry, producing kelp for use in glass and soap. Kelp production was very labour intensive. The collapse of the kelp industry, potato blight and brutal clearances around 1850 led to a dramatic drop in the population to less than 30 people. General Lachlan MacQuarrie from Ulva became the first Governor of New South Wales in Australia

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Cave in the Isle of Ulva

ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore

1800s

caves; islands; Ulva; kelp industry; industry; famine; clearances

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Illustration taken from 'Remarks on Local Scenery and Manners in Scotland' vol.1 by John Stoddart. The author visited Ulva when his trip to Staffa had to be abandoned because of bad weather. <br /> <br /> Ulva sits just off the west coast of Mull. In the early 1800s, Ulva was relatively prosperous and had a population of over 600. This was due to the kelp industry, producing kelp for use in glass and soap. Kelp production was very labour intensive. The collapse of the kelp industry, potato blight and brutal clearances around 1850 led to a dramatic drop in the population to less than 30 people. General Lachlan MacQuarrie from Ulva became the first Governor of New South Wales in Australia