Barra sentence example
Olhao has a good harbour at the head of the Barra Nova, a deep channel among the sandy islands which fringe the coast.
The total length of this group, from Barra Head to the Butt of Lewis, is 130 m., the breadth varying from less than 1 m.
There were also the Macdonalds of Clanranald and Glengarry (descendants of Somerled), with the powerful houses of Macleod of Dunvegan and Macleod of Harris, M`Neil1 of Barra and Maclean of Mull.
It has been commonly believed to have two breeding-places in the British Islands, namely, St Kilda and South Barra; but, according to Robert Gray (Birds of the West of Scotland, p. 499), it has abandoned the latter since 1844, though still breeding in Skye.
The Scottish seaboard is divided for administrative purposes into twenty-seven fishery districts, namely, on the east coast, Eyemouth, Leith, Anstruther, Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Banff, Buckie, Findhorn, Cromarty, Helmsdale, Lybster, Wick (15); on the north, Orkney, Shetland (2); on the west, Stornoway, Barra, Loch Broom, Loch Carron and Skye, Fort William, Campbeltown, Inverary, Rothesay, Greenock, Ballantrae (10).Advertisement
This place derives its name from the castle of Kishmul standing on a rock in the bay, which was once the stronghold of the M`Neills of Barra, one of the oldest of Highland clans.
On Barra Head, the highest point of Berneray, and also the most southerly point of the outer Hebrides chain, is a lighthouse 680 ft.
Within the protectorate are various petty kingdoms, such as Barra, to the north of the Gambia, and Kommbo, to the south.
St Mary's Isle was acquired in 1806; McCarthy's Isle was bought in 1823; the Ceded Mile was granted by the king of Barra in 1826; and British Kommbo between 1840 and 1855.
Traversing the Grand Barra Depression,, I watched endless shimmering mirages.Advertisement
For the minister on Barra this was a particularly pressing problem.
Recently the california trouser snake was stranded up in the western isles on Barra for a week with.. .
I'm needin a load o chuckie stanes tae mak a gairden path, but it's a sair fecht tae fill this barra.
Albreda, a small port on the north bank of the river, of some historic interest (see below), is in the Barra district.
Recently the california trouser snake was stranded up in the western isles on Barra for a week with...Advertisement
I 'm needin a load o chuckie stanes tae mak a gairden path, but it 's a sair fecht tae fill this barra.