Ceallasaigh Beag

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Not to be confused with Cealasaigh in Loch Ròg, Lewis.
Ceallasaigh Beag
Ceallasaigh Beag is located in Outer Hebrides
Ceallasaigh Beag
Ceallasaigh Beag
Ceallasaigh Beag shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF918713
Gaelic name Ceallasaigh Beag
Physical Geography
Island group Uists and Barra
Area 46 ha
Area rank 189=[2]
Highest elevation c. 10 m[1]
Political Geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 0
References [3]

Ceallasaigh Beag (or Keallasay Beg[4]) is a low-lying island in Loch Maddy off North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This an area of shallow lagoons filled and drained by the tides each day. Ceallasaigh Mòr lies to the south and these two islets are connected by a narrow strip of sand during some low tides.[1]

The area is c. 46 hectares (110 acres) as measured from Ordnance Survey maps at high tide.[1] Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland give an area of 55 hectares (140 acres), which may include land connected at low tide such as the outlying islet of Corr Eilean Keallasay.[5]

Ceallasaigh Beag from the air. Ceallasaigh Mòr is at the top of the picture, partly obscured by clouds. The Aisgernis peninsula of mainland North Uist is at top right.

Neither Ceallasaigh Mòr nor Ceallasaigh Beag are listed by Hamish Haswell-Smith in his definitive listings of islands greater in size than 40 hectares (99 acres) suggesting that he measured both of them as <40 ha, or that he considered them to be tidal and connected to mainland North Uist. It is possible that at some stages of the tide that these two islands are connected to one another and that Ceallasaigh Mòr is joined to North Uist near Bràigh Cheallasaigh.

See also[edit]

Other complex islands in the vicinity:


  1. ^ a b c Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ National Records of 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. ^ Haswell-Smith p. 244
  5. ^ "Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland" (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.


Coordinates: 57°37′34″N 7°09′50″W / 57.626°N 7.164°W / 57.626; -7.164