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Old Norse for stave or pillar island, is an island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The island came to prominence in the late 18th century after a visit by Sir Joseph Banks. He and his fellow-travellers extolled the natural beauty of the basalt columns in general and of the island’s main sea cavern, which Banks renamed ‚Fingal’s Cave‘. In prehistoric times Staffa was covered by the ice sheets which spread from Scotland out into the Atlantic Ocean beyond the Outer Hebrides.
Steadily rising sea levels then further isolated this little island, which is entirely of volcanic origin. It consists of a basement of tuff, underneath colonnades of a black fine-grained Tertiary basalt, overlying which is a third layer of basaltic lava without a crystalline structure. Similar formations are found at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, on the island of Ulva and at Ardmeanach on the Isle of Mull. Mull, and 9 km northeast of Iona. It is longitudinally oriented north-south, and is a kilometre long by about half a kilometre wide.
There is enough grass to feed a few cattle, and the island has a spring. On the east coast are Goat Cave and Clamshell Cave. The latter is 10 m high, about 6 m wide at the entrance, and some 45 m long, and on one side of it the ridges of basalt stand out like the ribs of a ship. Other outlying rocks include Eilean Dubh to the north-west and a series of skerries stretching for half a kilometre to the south-west. Staffa’s most famous feature is Fingal’s Cave, a large sea cave located near the southern tip of the island some 20 m high and 75 m long formed in cliffs of hexagonal basalt columns.
Staffa is part of the Loch Na Keal National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland. Engraving based on sketches made of Fingal’s Cave by John Cleveley Jnr. Little is known of the early history of Staffa, although the Swiss town of Stäfa on Lake Zurich was named after the island by a monk from nearby Iona. It was too dark to see anything, so we carried our tent and baggage near the only house on the island, and began to cook our suppers, in order to be prepared for the earliest dawn, and to enjoy that which, from the conversation of the gentlemen we had, now raised the highest expectations of. Despite becoming infested with lice during his short stay on the island, he provided glowing reports of his visit. Peter at Rome, all that remains of Palmyra and Paestum, and all that the genius, the taste and the luxury of the Greeks were capable of inventing.