Goat island lies just out from Croig harbour.
Its accessible only on a very very low spring tide or by boat
The island has a prominent memorial which reads
The Loving memory
of Leut Francis A,.G. Macnab
“of the Buffs”
Third son of Robert MacNab Esq
Who died of Malarian fever
at Shwebo upper Burma
on the 13th Nov 1901
in the 25th year of his age
This memorial has been erected by
his brother officers and sorrowing parents
here, in the midsts of the Northern seas and islands he loved so well
The island has no domesticated livestock, so no sheep or cattle or goats.
The wild landscape is very difficult to walk on with a network of runs and tunnels created by voles and otters.