Calve Island

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Calve Island
Calve Island viewed from Tobermory Golf Course
Calve Island viewed from Tobermory Golf Course
Location
Calve Island is located in Argyll and Bute
Calve Island
Calve Island
Calve Island shown in Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NM521546
Area and summit
Area 72 ha
Area rank 171=1
Highest elevation 20 m
Population
Population 0
Groupings
Island group Mull
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
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References 234

Calve Island is an uninhabited island on the east coast of the Isle of Mull in Argyll and Bute on the west coast of Scotland. It provides some shelter for Tobermory Bay and is separated from Mull by a tidal channel.3 The island is a mile (1.5 km) in length.5 Under water there is a popular dive site6 The island is owned by the Cotton family who make use of it in the summer months.7

Stamps

Local stamps were issued for Calve Island in 1984 bearing the image of a Basset Hound. The nearest GPO post box is at Tobermory, on mainland Mull.89

Notes

  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 79
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/.
  5. ^ "Overview of Calve Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  6. ^ dive site directory
  7. ^ Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 91
  8. ^ "Modern British Local Posts CD Catalogue, 2009 Edition". Phillips. 2003. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Basset Hound Stamps animalstamps.com. Retrieved 3 January 2009.

References

Coordinates: 56°37′5″N 6°2′26″W / 56.61806°N 6.04056°W / 56.61806; -6.04056








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