Scalpay, Ooter Hebrides

Scalpay (Scots Gaelic: Sgalpaigh or Sgalpaigh na Hearadh; i.e. "Scalpay o Harris" tae distinguish it frae Scalpay aff Skye) is an island in the Ooter Hebrides o Scotland.[6]

Gaelic nameSgalpaigh (na Hearadh)
Pronunciation[ˈs̪kal̪ˠpaj] ( listen)
Norse nameSkalprøy[1]
Meanin o namescallop island or ship Island
Scalpay is located in Outer Hebrides
Scalpay shawn within Outer Hebrides
OS grid referenceNG214965
Coordinates57°51′54″N 06°40′39″W / 57.86500°N 6.67750°W / 57.86500; -6.67750Coordinates: 57°51′54″N 06°40′39″W / 57.86500°N 6.67750°W / 57.86500; -6.67750
Physical geography
Island groupLewis an Harris
Aurie653 ha (2 12 sq mi)
Aurie rank66 [2]
Heichest elevationBeinn Scorabhaig 104 m (341 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieComhairle nan Eilean Siar
Population rank26 [2]
Population density44.5/km2 (115/sq mi)[1][3]
Lairgest settlementAm Baile (The Veelage)

References eedit

  1. a b c Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  2. a b Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  3. a b Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  6. "Scalpay". Outer Hebrides (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.