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.
Following a successful campaign which will see it open its own mill on Black Isle, Prickly Thistle made its "Black Box" design feature inside a former oil and gas shipping container that had been repurposed for the site.
You can find everything you need to plan a trip to Dornoch and the Black Isle, too, with a nine-page focus on the area's top attractions.
Archaeologists found the skeleton in a recess of a cave in the Black Isle in the Highlands.
On Market Close in the city centre, the Black Isle Bar is a curious combo of beer cellar, dormitory hostel and al-fresco drinking space on the roof.
They were stopped near Arpafeelie on the Black Isle in Inverness-shire on Wednesday.
Tour highlights Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway A cruise on the Moray Firth An unforgettable journey on the 'Road to the Isles' from Fort William to Mallaig A tour of the Black Isle Discover Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Visit Inverness, Aviemore, Dufftown, Elgin and Brodie Castle Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager Six nights' three-star half-board hotel accommodation, return flights and transfers *Applies to bookings made by 3rd Oct 2018.
BLACK ISLE BOY (David O'Meara) WON on his seasonal return in a six-furlong handicap after 247 days off and could run up another sequence.
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.
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.
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.