Eilean nan Each

Island in Inverness-shire


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Maragaidh Beag One of many low-lying islands east of the Long Isle.
Maragaidh Beag Credit: Toby Speight

Eilean nan Each, also known as Horse Island, is a small uninhabited island located in the Moray Firth, off the coast of Inverness-shire, in the Scottish Highlands. The island is approximately 0.6 hectares in size and is situated about 1.5 kilometers east of the town of Avoch.

The island gets its name from the Gaelic language, where "Eilean nan Each" translates to "Island of the Horses." It is believed that the island was once used as a grazing ground for horses in the area. Today, however, the island is mainly frequented by seabirds, seals, and occasionally visited by kayakers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Eilean nan Each is characterized by its rugged and rocky terrain, with no significant vegetation apart from some grasses and mosses. It is surrounded by shallow waters, making it accessible during low tide, but completely cut off during high tide. The island offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding coastline and is often regarded as a peaceful and picturesque spot.

Due to its small size and lack of facilities, the island does not support any human habitation. However, it is occasionally used for scientific research or as a temporary camping spot for adventurous visitors. Its remote location and tranquil atmosphere make it a popular destination for those seeking solitude and natural beauty.

In summary, Eilean nan Each is a small uninhabited island off the coast of Inverness-shire, Scotland. It is known for its rocky terrain, lack of vegetation, and occasional visits by wildlife enthusiasts. Despite its small size, the island offers stunning views and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby towns.

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Images are sourced within 2km of 57.448384/-7.2133414 or Grid Reference NF8751. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

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Eilean nan Each is located at Grid Ref: NF8751 (Lat: 57.448384, Lng: -7.2133414)

Unitary Authority: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Police Authority: Highlands and Islands


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