Rona  Inverness Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Rona like this:

Rona, an island of Portree parish, Inverness-shire, in the belt of sea between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Ross-shire, ½ mile N by E of Raasay, 8½i miles NW of Applecross village, and 11½ NNE of Portree Extending 4¾ miles north-by-eastward, and nowhere more than 1¼ mile broad, it forms a ridge nearly in a line with Raasay; rises to an extreme altitude of 404 feet above sea-level; is separated, by deep irregular vales, into a series of rocky hills; presents an appearance prevailingly tame and cheerless; is appropriated chiefly to the rearing of black cattle; contains a scattered village and some arable ground at the head of a small bay; has a tolerably good harbour, called Acairseid Haven; and is crowned with a lighthouse, built in 1857 at a cost of £5063, and showing flashin white light every 12 seconds, visible at the distance of 20 nautical miles. ...

Pop. (1841) 165, (1861) 147, (1871) 157, (1881) 159.—Ord. Sur., sh. 81, 1882.

Rona through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 07th March 2021

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