Ross of Mull

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Ross, a peninsula in the SW of Mull island, Argyllshire, forming the Kilvickeon section of Kilfinichen parish, and projecting 17 ¼ miles west-by-southward from the main body of the island. It commences in an isthmus 4 ½ miles wide, between Loch Buy on the S and the head of Loch Scridain on the N; terminates in a promontory 5 1/8 miles broad, overhanging the Sound of Iona; is pierced, immediately E of the N side of that promontory, by Loch Laithaich; contains the village of Bonessan; and exhibits, in two places, very remarkable cliff coast scenery, noticed in our articles on Ardtun and Carsaig.

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