Rockall an uninhabited, barren rock, in the Atlantic some 190 miles west of St Kilda, on l0 Feb. 1972, under the Island of Rockall Act, became the ﬁrst addition to Her Majesty's territories in the United Kingdom for some centuries, and it was speciﬁcally incorporated in ‘that part known as Scotland’ in fact, it became a part of Harris, then administered by Inverness-shire, and is thus now under the Western Isles Authority.
- Rockall Geolocation Latitude 57.591330968 Longitude -13.686497254
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Rockall 240 miles west of Harris, ousting St Kilda as the most westerly place in the British Isles, rises sheer from the Atlantic to about 70 ft and its top measures 100 ft by 80 ft. It had actually been annexed to the Crown in 1955 by a Royal Navy landing party, but no legislation was then passed. Immediately after the 1972 incorporation HM Forces visited the island and installed an automatic navigation light.
Rockall is hardly suitable or accessible for visitors, but. apart from being a new piece of Scotland. it may well be of vital economic importance in extending ﬁshery limits and oil and other mineral rights.