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.
But drivers had to cope with tailbacks as the Black Isle Show - the largest agricultural event in the north of Scotland - also took place on Thursday at nearby Muir of Ord.
She said: "We live in Cromarty on the tip of the Black Isle so I was surprised as he was quite far from home.
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.
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.
Experts said the wreckage at Cullicudden in the Black Isle looked like an air crash and estimated he hit the bridge at 90mph.
The line-up includes a Norfolk Bitter, brewed by Woodforde's, a Buckinghamshire Ale from Vale Brewery, a Yorkshire Bitter from The Cropton Brewery, and an Organic Scottish Ale from Black Isle.
Pontyzfield House on the Black Isle is to host sessions for eight fathers and eight sons aged between 11 and 14 with the aim of recovering lost ground.
As heavy rain continued in the north of Scotland, there were two minor landslides on roads in Easter Ross and another minor landslide on a road in the Black Isle.
His name is Jim Anderson and he runs the splendid Anderson restaurant in Fortrose on the Black Isle.
The game, which was developed by Black Isle Studios under license from The Hasbro Properties Group, will be available on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft on February 6, 2004.