Isle of Muck (Port Mor, Scotland)

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Isle of Muck cruise port

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Ireland - UK - British Isles

Local Time
2020-10-25 06:04

min: 46 °F (7 °C) / max: 53 °F (12 °C) 49°F
9.7°C
Wind: 179°/ 13.1 m/s  Gust: 16 m/sWind: 179°/ 13.1 m/s  Gust: 16 m/sStrong breeze
13.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature53 °F / 12 °C
46 °F / 8 °C
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Isle of Muck is the smallest of the 4 main "Small Isles" - part of Scotland's Inner Hebrides islands, Muck Island covers a total area of approx 6 km2 (2 ml2) and has population under 50. Most of the residents live close to the harbour at Port Mor.Isle of Muck (Scotland)

  • Isle of Muck measures roughly 4 km (2,5 ml) east to west. Beside Port Mor, the island's other settlement is Gallanach. Both are linked via a road (island's only one) with length approx 2,5 km (1,6 ml).
  • The highest elevation point (Beinn Airein) is 137 m (449 ft). The island is a popular wildlife travel destination, mainly for its seals and porpoises (aka mereswines) found in the surrounding sea waters.
  • In 2011, Muck's entire population was just 27 people. The island has no church, post office or shop, but has a hotel (named "Gallanach Lodge") plus other holiday accommodations.
  • The island's main landowner is the MacEwen family (since 1896).
  • The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry ship MV Lochnevis operates on a circular itinerary route leaving roundtrip from Mallaig (Lochaber, west coast Highlands / mainland Scotland.) and visiting the islands EiggCanna, Muck and Rum.

Isle of Muck cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Muck Island dock (anchor) at Port Mor - harbour port town on the southeastern coast.Isle of Muck (Scotland) Port Mor

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