Black Isle


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Black Isle

n
(Placename) the Black Isle a peninsula in NE Scotland, in Highland council area, between the Cromarty and Moray Firths
[so called because until the late 18th century much of it was uncultivated black moor]
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You must know, sire, that my father was Mahmoud, the king of this country, the Black Isles, so called from the four little mountains which were once islands, while the capital was the place where now the great lake lies.
The Sultan and the prince set out together, the Sultan laden with rich presents from the King of the Black Isles.
The nine others are last year's Scotland winner North Berwick in East Lothian, Dundee, Orkney, Aberdour in Fife, the Black Isle in the Highlands, Aboyne in Aberdeenshire, Morningside in Edinburgh, Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway and Strathbungo, Glasgow.
Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway A dolphin-spotting cruise on the Moray Firth Tours of the Black Isle and Royal Deeside An unforgettable journey on the 'Road to the Isles' from Fort William to Mallaig Visit Inverness, Aviemore, Loch Ness, Grantown-on-Spey, Caledonian Canal and Crathes Castle Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Six nights' half-board hotel accommodation, *Book by 14 Feb 2018.
Back on level ground, the focus falls on Inverness-shire - with Fort George, Aigas Field Centre and the Black Isle Brewery coming under scrutiny.
Ellie probes a monster mystery in Britain's deepest water Loch Morar, visits an ancient shrine to healing on the Black Isle, and teams up with Adam to go hunting for Bonnie Prince Charlie's cave hideaway.
Ellie probes a monster mystery in Britain's deepest water Loch Morar, visits a shrine to healing on the Black Isle, and teams up with Adam to go hunting for a cave hideaway.
Ellie probes a monster mystery in Britain's deepest freshwater lake, Loch Morar, visits an ancient healing shrine on the Black Isle, and teams up with Adam to go hunting for Bonnie Prince Charlie's cave hideaway, before they take a magical ride on the real Hogwarts Express.
But, distinguo, as the Jesuits would say, it is a work of fiction and author Tan, wary perhaps of lawsuits, calls the city-state the Black Isle of the title.
Black Isle, the company behind such games as the original post-apocalyptic RPG "Fallout" and "Planescape: Torment" has apparently been revived by Interplay, according to (http://kotaku.
Jemimaville sits on the northern coast of the Black Isle overlooking the Cromarty Firth.
Mr Smart, who was from Fortrose in the Black Isle, died on the garage forecourt in Johannesburg.