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Seayaker Origin: Mingulay Boat Song (18) RE: Origin: Mingulay Boat Song 03 Jun 11

I was on Mingulay in 2006 for three days. We were seakayaking through the Bishop Isles and also camped on Sandray and Pabbay.

I don't remember seeing goats which is unusual as most of the Hebridean Islands have a goat population. They could have been removed post 1955 by the Barra Head Isles Sheepstock Co. who bought Mingulay and Pabbay. The rabbits are descended from domestic ones who were kept for food as they have different colour patches

The cliffs on the west side are some of the most spectacular in britain but it's not a place to get caught out by the weather. One person I know was in a group who got stormbound for 7 days so you take plenty of spare food.

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