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Eorsa

The island of Eorsa lies just off the West coast of the Isle of Mull in the shelter of Loch Na Keal.

Eorsa
panorama view from Eorsa South towards Gribun on Mull

 

Eorsa is uninhabited except for a flock of sheep which live out a largely undisturbed life.

Boat load of collie dogs
Heading out to Eorsa to gather sheep

 

Shepherds visit the island throughout the year weather permitting to tend to the needs of the sheep and remove the lambs.

view of gribun on Mull from Eorsa
Looking towards Gribun on Mull

 

Local on Mull will tell you that Eorsa is "heaving with vipers"  (adders) but I'm not sure this is true as I have never seen one Adder in multiple visits over a number of years.

gathering sheep on Eorsa
Gathering

 

hand clipper and battery powered clippers on Eorsa
Hand shears and battery powered clippers on Eorsa

 

drawing lambs
Drawing out lambs

 

 

Back on Mull looking towards Eorsa
Back on Mull looking towards Eorsa