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afterwards sold to Campbell of Shawfield for £12,000.
The emigrant ship, the Exmouth, in May 1847 struck
on an iron-bound part of the NW coast of Islay, and
went almost instantly to pieces, when 220 persons were
The six parishes of Islay, the parish of Jura, and that
of Colonsay and Oronsay, constitute the presbytery of
Islay and Jura in the synod of Argyll, which meets at
Bridgend on the last Wednesday of each month. Pop.
(1871) 9564, (1881) 8917, of whom 655 were communi-
cants of the Church of Scotland in 1878. — A Free
Church presbytery of Islay comprises the 5 charges of
Bowmore, Kilehoman, Kildalton and Oa, Killarrow and
Kilmeny, and Portnahaven, with the mission station of
Jura, which together had 931 members and adherents
in 1883.
Islay, Rhinns of. See Islay and Oesay.
Isle. See Isle-Toll.
Isle Ewe. See Ewe.
Isle Maree. See Ellan-Maeee.
Isle-Martin, a triangular island of Lochbroom parish,
N¥ Ross and Cromarty shires. It lies in the firth or
elongated bay of Loch Broom, 4J miles NW of Ullapool.
Separated from the coast of Coigach district by a strait
4 mile wide at the narrowest, it measures 9J by 7J fur-
longs, rises to 397 feet above sea-level, and is used as a
fishing station. Pop. (1861) 51, (1871) 42, (1881) 42.—
Ord. Swr., sh. 101, 1882.
Isle of May. See Mat.
Isle of Oransay. See Obansay.
Isle of Whithorn, a seaport village in Whithorn
parish, SE Wigtownshire, at the head of a small bay, 2
miles NE of Burrow Head, and 3^ SE of Whithorn
town. The most southerly village in Scotland, it
stands upon what was once a rocky islet, and conducts
some commerce with Whitehaven and other English
ports, having a well-sheltered harbour, with a pier
erected about 1790, and with capacity and external
advantages sufficient to invite extensive commerce. It
contains remains of a Scandinavian fort or camp and
the roofless ruin of ' St Ninian's Kirk,' which has been
falsely identified with the Candida Casa (397 A. D. ), and
so believed to represent the earliest place of Christian
worship in Scotland, but which was probably merely a
chapel attached to the priory of Whithoen. The
village has a post office, with money order, savings'
bank, and telegraph departments, an inn, some tasteful
villas, a lifeboat, a public school, and a neat Free
church. Pop. (1831) 697, (1861) 458, (1871) 459,
(1881) 352.— Ord. Sur., sh. 2, 1856.
Isle Ornsay, a village and an islet in Sleat parish,
Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. The village stands on
the W side of the Sound of Sleat, near the mouth of
Loch na Daal, opposite the mouth of Loch Hourn, 14
miles by steamboat route S by W of Kyle-Akin, and 11 by
road SSE of Broadford, under which it has a post office,
with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph de-
partments. Possessing also an inn and an excellent
natural harbour, thoroughly sheltered, commodious, and
much frequented by shipping, it is regularly visited by
the Glasgow steamers to the north on their way through
the Sound of Sleat, and commands the nearest route for
tourists, by walking and by boat, to Loch Scavaig and
the Cuchullin Mountains. The islet is small (§ x J
mile), but serves to protect the entrance to the harbour.
It is crowned with a lighthouse, erected in 1857 at a
cost of £4527, and showing a fixed white light, visible
at a distance of 13 nautical miles.
Isles, North. See North Isles.
Isles, The. See Hebrides.
Isle-Tanera or Taneramore. See Summer Islands.
Isle-Toll, a place with a post office under Dumfries,
in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, near the right
bank of the Nith, 2J miles SSE of Auldgirth. Isle or
Isle Tower, near it, is a modern mansion, whose owner,
Joseph Gillon-Fergusson, Esq. (b. 1848 ; sue. 1879),
holds 1009 acres in the shire, valued at £1119 per
annum. — Ord. Sur., sh. 9, 1863.
Issay, a fertile island (1 x J mile) of Duirinish parish,
Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in Dunvegan Bay, opposite
the middle of Yaternish. It is called also Ellan-Issa
or the Island of Jesus.
Ithan. See Ythan.
Itlaw, a hamlet in Alvah parish, Banffshire, 5 miles
SSW of Banff, under which it has a post office.
Ively. See Evelaw.
Ivybank, an estate, with a mansion, in Nairn parish,
Nairnshire, close to the town.
JACKTON, a village in East Kilbride parish, Lanark-
shire, 3J miles WSW of East Kilbride village.
Jamaica, a village in Auehterrnuchty parish,
Fife, 1J mile SSE of the town.
Jameston, a village in Contin parish, SE Ross-shire,
1 mile S by W of Strathpeffer.
Jamestown, a village in Inverkeithing parish, Fife,
5 furlongs SSW of Inverkeithing town.
Jamestown, a small town in Bonhill parish, Dum-
bartonshire, on the left bank of the river Leven, 6J
furlongs N of Bonhill town. It shares in the busy
industry of the Vale of Leven, and has a post office, a
station on the Forth and Clyde Junction section of the
North British, a quoad sacra parochial church, and a
public school. The church, erected in 1869 at a cost
of £3000, in the Early English style, after designs by
Clark & Bell of Glasgow, has a nave and aisles, 800
sittings, a spire 130 feet high, and a large W window,
with mullions and elaborate tracery. The quoad sacra
parish, constituted in 1873, is in the presbytery of
Dumbarton and synod of Glasgow and Ayr ; its minister's
stipend is £330. Pop. of town (1861) 869, (1871) 1163,
(1881) 2171 ; of q. s. parish (1881) 2925.— Ord. Sur.,
sh. 30, 1866.
Jamima. See Jemimaville.
Janefield, an estate, with a mansion, in Kirkcudbright
parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, on the left bank of the Dee,
1J mile N by E of the town.
Janetown. See Jeantown.
Janetstown, a village in Wick parish, Caithness, 5
furlongs W of the station.
Jardine Hall, an elegant mansion, with pleasant
grounds, in Applegarth parish, Dumfriesshire, on the
left bank of the river Annan, 2J miles NW of Nether-
cleueh station and 5J NNW of Lockerbie. Built
in 1814, it is the seat of Sir Alexander Jardine, eighth
Bart, since 1672 (b. 1829 ; sue. 1874), who holds 5538
acres in the shire, valued at £5813 per annum. His
father, Sir William (1800-74), was a well-known orni-
thologist. Spedlins Tower, the seat of Sir Alexander's
ancestors, stands on the opposite bank of the river,
within Lochmaben parish ; and is a strong, turreted,
ivy-clad structure, bearing date 1605. Within its
dungeon one Porteous, a miller, was imprisoned by the
first Baronet, who, being called away to Edinburgh,
rode off with the key in his pocket, and never once
thought of his prisoner until he had reached the city.
Then he sent back, but all too late ; for the miller had
died of hunger, after gnawing his hands and his feet.
So the household was vexed by his ghost, until it was
laid in the dungeon by means of a black-letter Bible. —
Ord. Sur., sh. 10, 1864.
Jeantown or Lochcarron, a fishing village in Loch-
carron parish, SW Ross-shire, on the northern shore of
Loch Carron, 3J miles SW of Strathcarron station, and
10 SSE of Shieldaig. Consisting chiefly of a straggling

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