Muck is an Island of Invernss-Shire, it is the smallest of the 'Small Isles' group in the Inner Hebrides, the others being Canna, Eigg and Rum. Only 2 miles long and covering 1.586 acres, its highest point is 451ft. A mail-boat calls but there is no other communication with the mainland except by private motor-boat: the few inhabitants are employed in lobster fishing in the main.
- Muck Geolocation Latitude 56.835812 Longitude -6.238433
- Muck Post Code PH41
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The unpleasant name for this pleasing isle has puzzled many people. Dean Munro in his Western Isles of Scotland calls it 'Swyns's Isle for the Gaelic word from which it takes its name meaning 'pig ' and it originally acquired it from a fancied resemblance to a sow. Muck is 24 miles from Eigg and its nearest mainland is on Ardnamurchan nearly 6 miles away, but Arisaig the nearest port and town being 15 miles north east.