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TITLE
View of the Coast of Mull from Staffa
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_941_117_P002
PLACENAME
Mull
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31379
KEYWORDS
coasts
islands
Vikings
literature
mountains
hills
cliffs
View of the Coast of Mull from Staffa

The island of Mull lies off the west coast of Scotland. It is the third largest island in the Hebrides. The island has a coastline of about 300 miles because of its many peninsulas.

Mull was seized by the Viking Magnus Barelegs in 1098. It was ceded back to Scotland in 1266 after the Battle of Largs.

It was alleged that the manuscripts used by James MacPherson to write 'Ossian', ostensibly a translation of ancient epic poetry in Gaelic, were found on Mull. The island has had visits from many other literary figures including Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Wildlife on the island includes Roe Deer, Golden Eagles and feral goats. The island's archaeology includes forts, duns and stone circles.

This image is taken from 'An Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Examination of Fingal's Cave in the Island of Staffa', by JP Maclean (1890)

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View of the Coast of Mull from Staffa

ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore

1890s

coasts; islands; Vikings; literature; mountains; hills; cliffs

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The island of Mull lies off the west coast of Scotland. It is the third largest island in the Hebrides. The island has a coastline of about 300 miles because of its many peninsulas. <br /> <br /> Mull was seized by the Viking Magnus Barelegs in 1098. It was ceded back to Scotland in 1266 after the Battle of Largs. <br /> <br /> It was alleged that the manuscripts used by James MacPherson to write 'Ossian', ostensibly a translation of ancient epic poetry in Gaelic, were found on Mull. The island has had visits from many other literary figures including Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.<br /> <br /> Wildlife on the island includes Roe Deer, Golden Eagles and feral goats. The island's archaeology includes forts, duns and stone circles.<br /> <br /> This image is taken from 'An Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Examination of Fingal's Cave in the Island of Staffa', by JP Maclean (1890)