In 2012, an attempt to swim the 30-mile Little Minch
strait, which separates the Highlands and the Inner Hebrides, failed due to bad weather.
The Isle of Skye in Scotland covering 1,656 [km.sup.2] is the largest, most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides It is located on the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands, bounded on the north by the North Minch (an Atlantic sea channel between the Outer Hebrides islands to the west and the mainland of Scotland to the east), on the west by the Little Minch
(a channel between the Isle of Skye and the outer Hebrides), to the south by the Sea of the Hebrides and to the east by Scotland (Figure 1).
Cruise across the sparkling waters of "The Little Minch
" and enjoy the stunning landscape - it's a great way to relax and discover the delights of the Outer Hebrides.
Eilidh, a volunteer swimming instructor at Newcastle's Jesmond Pool, is believed to be the first to swim Little Minch
- the 15-mile stretch of water between the islands of Skye and Harris in the Hebrides.
The chain forms part of the Hebrides, which is separated from the Scottish mainland and the Inner Hebrides by the stormy waters of the Minch, the Little Minch
and Sea of the Hebrides.
Hannah Smith, 21, has spent the past year planning to swim the Little Minch
from the island of Harris to Skye.