Eilean Ornsay facts for kids
|Gaelic name||Eilean Ornsay|
|Meaning of name||tidal island|
|OS grid reference||NR161523|
|Area||14 ha (0.054 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
Eilean Ornsay is a rocky and uninhabited island located off the south-western coast of the Inner Hebridean island of Coll. It is situated on the western side of Loch Eatharna and is joined to Coll at low tide. Evidence of the dun and other archaeological finds were recently discovered by a field walk on the east side of Coll.
The island was recently visited by members of Coll Archaeology Association Shorewatch, resulting in the discovery of evidence of several archaeological sites which had previously been unrecorded. Evidence of a possible dun was found located at . Several examples of rock-cut basins were found: one located at ; and three located at . A kelp kiln was found at ; a shell mound was found at ; a sheiling at ; and an enclosure at .
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