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Pirates of the Hebridean

Posted by True Highlands in Kit and Caboodle | 1 comments

14.11.17

Trace your finger over a map of the Hebrides and the old Gaelic names will tell you a story.  They are but one reminder of our rich and bloody maritime past. For example, the original name for Longay Island off Skye is Long Spùinnidh - Pirate Ship, while the hidden natural harbour on the west coast of Rona is known as Port nan Robaireann or Harbour of the Thieves. The swashbuckling tales from these islands could rival any Hollywood movie for colourful villains, robbery, betrayal and buried treasure.  

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