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Ulva from AcharonichThis web site was set up in 2021 to provide information on the geology of the island of Ulva which lies off the west coast of Scotland.

 

The web site has several main pages:-

 

The "Geology" button gives basic background informaton on the geology of the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva and Staffa as well as giving details of basic geological concepts.

 

The "Excursion" button takes you to a "Virtual Field Trip" of the island's geology and maskes use of maps, photos and video clips to illustrate the geology that can be seen in the field.There are two ways to follow the excursion - either by simply reading through the pages that follow or by clicking on what is known as a storymap. This is  an innovative interactive method of following the geology where the user can see exactly where they are on the map

 

The "Gallery"  button will bring up several pages of still images and videos showing the scenery and geology of the island. Images vary from distant shots of the island to detailed up-close pictures of detail in the rocks.

 

The "Resources" button will give links to other web sites, maps, and other on-line materials. Ther eis also a list of references which are cited by this web site

 

The News page gives updates on the project as well as other information that may be relevant to those visiting the island

 

Click on the "Contact" button if you have any questions or want to contact the web authors.

 

About Ulva:

 

 (Scottish Gaelic: Ulbha) is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, off the west coast of Mull. It is separated from Mull by the Sound of Ulva (Caolas Ulbha).Ulva is roughly oval in shape with an indented coastline. It is aligned east-west, being 12 kilometres (7 1⁄2 miles) long, and 4 kilometres (2 1⁄2 miles) wide. The highest point of Ulva is Beinn Chreagach ("rocky mountain"), which reaches 313 m (1,027 ft). It has a neighbour in Beinn Eoligarry the summit of which is 306 m (1,004 ft) above sea level. At its height, Ulva had a population of over 800, but by May 2019, this had declined to 5. Today there is a regular ferry service and tourism is the mainstay of the economy. In March 2018 the Scottish Land Fund pledged £4.4 million towards a community buyout of the island and the North West Mull Community Woodland Company took ownership of the island on 21 June 2018.