Belnahua

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Belnahua (Beul na h-Uamha) meaning 'the mouth of the cave' is one of the Slate Islands in the Firth of Lorn, Scotland.

 

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Known for its slate quarries Belnahua lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north west of Luing west of Argyll, and east of the Garvellachs. Although it once had a population of nearly 200 people, it has been uninhabited since World War I. Famed for its slate, the island has been considerably denuded by its quarrying. Deep water-filled cuttings and the ruined slate workers cottages remain as a testament of this industry.

 

There is a jetty to the east and an extensive drying reef to the north west. The Latvian vessel Helena Faulbaums foundered on the reef in 1936, with the loss of 16 lives.

 

A quiet home for local wildlife, the island is occasionally a stop off for local fisher folk and tourists. It is currently owned by the Carling family.

 

OS grid reference: NM713127

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