Calf of Flotta

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The Calf of Flotta is a small island in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The Calf is next to Flotta, with "Calf" deriving from Old Norse/Norn and meaning a smaller island by a larger one.

Geography and geology[edit]

The Calf is made of red sandstone.[1]

It is approximately half a mile (0.8 km) long, and is thin in shape, orientated west-east.


  1. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.

Coordinates: 58°51′12″N 3°04′23″W / 58.85333°N 3.07306°W / 58.85333; -3.07306