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The Twelve Apostles, Catacol, Arran

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The Twelve Apostles, Catacol, Arran
Isle of Arran - Catacol, Strathclyde, England
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The Twelve Apostles are one of Arran's most photographed sights. This row of a dozen whitewashed cottages stand in the village of Catacol, on the north west tip of the island, looking across Catacol Bay towards Kintyre., The cottages were built in 1863, during the Highland Clearances, to house inhabitants of Glen Catacol who were forcibly moved off their land to make way for deer. In theory the villagers were expected to make a living from the herring fishery, but that industry collapsed soon afterwards.

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