Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Mingala

Mingala, an island of Barra parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, ¾ mile NNW of Bernera, 1¾ mile SSW of Pabba, and 9 miles SSW of the nearest point of Barra island. It extends 2½ miles north-north-eastward; measures 1¾ mile in extreme breadth; rises, along the W side, in almost mural cliffs, the retreat of innumerable sea-fowl, to an altitude of 900 feet above sea-level; and is mostly pastoral, but contains some arable land. Pop. (1861) 139, (1871) 141, (1881) 150, of whom 146 were Gaelic-speaking.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an island"   (ADL Feature Type: "islands")
Administrative units: Barra ScoP       Inverness Shire ScoCnty
Place: Mingulay

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