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Close to safe area in hazardous Scottish island (7)

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I believe the answer is:

eriskay

Here is my best explanation:

'scottish island' is the definition.

'close to safe area in hazardous' is the subsidiary indication.

'close to' indicates one should take the final letters (the close/ending of).

'area' becomes 'a' (maths abbreviation).

'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'hazardous' becomes 'risky' ('risky' can be a synonym of 'hazardous').

The last letter of 'safe' is 'e'.

'a' inserted inside 'risky' is 'riskay'.

'e'+'riskay'='eriskay'

This clue was last seen in The Guardian
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