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  • The Isle of Raasay is a island between the Isle of Skye and mainland Scotland.
  • It is famous for being the birthplace of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, an important figure in the Scottish Renaissance.
  • The island has a population of 161.
  • Raasay means "Isle of Roe Deer" and is home to an endemic subspecies of bank vole.
  • Traditionally Raasay was the home of the clan MacSween.
  • The island was ruled by the MacLeods from the 15th to the 19th century.
  • Raasay House, which was visited by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson in 1773,is now a bar and restaurant. 
  • The Island has its own whisky and gin distillery. 
  • If you are visiting Skye you can take the short hop on the car ferry to Raasay.
  • Well worth a visit. 

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