Raasay  Inverness Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Raasay like this:

Raasay, island, Portree par., Inner Hebrides, Inverness-shire, pop. 478; P.O.; the island measures 13 miles by 3½ miles in extreme length and breadth, and is for the most part hilly, barren, and moorish; in SW. of island, on Churchtown Bay, beside the church and the post-office, 14 miles SE. of Portree, is Raasay House, seat; Raasay is separated from Skye island by the Sound of Raasay, which is from 1 to 5 miles wide.

Raasay through time

Raasay is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Raasay itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Raasay, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th August 2021

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