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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Hebrides

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general name for the islands on the west coast of Scotland (save the islands of the Firth of Clyde), about 500 in number, of which 100 are inhabited; they belong to the counties of Ross, Inverness, and Argyll, and are divided by the Little Minch and the Minch into the Outer Hebrides, of which the chief are Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, &c.; and the Inner Hebrides, including Skye, Rum, Mull, Iona, Staffa, &c.; they have wild and rocky coasts, but are picturesque and verdurous, and are much frequented by tourists; the climate is mild and moist; cattle and sheep rearing and fishing are the chief industries.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Hebrides'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/h/hebrides.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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