Skye

Skye

[skahy]
noun
an island in the Hebrides, in NW Scotland: cattle farming. 670 sq. mi. (1735 sq. km).
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Skye (skaɪ)
 
n
a mountainous island off the NW coast of Scotland, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides: tourist centre. Chief town: Portree. Pop: 9232 (2001). Area: 1735 sq km (670 sq miles)

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skye

the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides islands of Scotland. It is the nearest of these islands to the mainland, which lies only a few hundred yards away at Kyleakin, where the Skye Bridge provides access to the mainland by road. Administratively it lies within the Highland council area, and it is part of the historic county of Inverness-shire.

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