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North Rona: a North Atlantic Island*

Nature volume 143, pages 585588 (08 April 1939) | Download Citation

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MAN has such little interest in Rona that this island of less than half a square mile has disappeared from many maps of Scotland. It lies about forty-five miles north-east of the Butt of Lewis and north-west of Cape Wrath. The island is completely rockbound, the cliffs varying from a few feet to 355 feet in height. The continual Atlantic swell makes landing difficult and often impossible.

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