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Martin Martin "was evidently born at Bealach, near Duntulm, Skye, ca. 1655-1660. The precise year is not known, but in 1681 he graduated M.A. at Edinburgh University ... He belonged to a well-known Skye family" (from the introduction to A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695). In 1703 he published A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, which he had toured around 1695. His account includes a physical description of the actual islands, as well as various aspects of the life of the inhabitants. It includes a brief description of the islanders clothing.
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