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Coll & Tiree
The islands of Coll and Tiree are located in the Inner Hebrides to the west of
Mull. To reach the islands a ferry runs from Oban to Arinagour on Coll
and then travels on to Tiree.
Tiree lies to the southwest of Coll and is the furthest of
the Inner Hebridean islands from the mainland. It is also said to be the
sunniest and windiest place in Britain. On the southern tip of the island is the
signal tower for the Skerryvore lighthouse, which .
The tower was restored and converted into the Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum.
lighthouse itself lies to the southwest of Tiree and was built from 1838-44 by Alan Stevenson.
Its name is
derived from the Gaelic sgeir mhor, big rock.
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