Eilean na Cille

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Eilean na Cille
Eilean na Cille (at right), Triallabreac and Wiay from the air
Eilean na Cille (at right), Triallabreac and Wiay from the air
Eilean na Cille is located in Outer Hebrides
Eilean na Cille
Eilean na Cille
Eilean na Cille shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF846459
Gaelic name Eilean na Cille
Meaning of name church island
Area and summit
Area 16 hectares (40 acres)[1]
Highest elevation 20 m (66 ft)
Island group Uist and Barra
Local Authority Na h-Eileanan Siar
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References [2][3]

Eilean na Cille, south east of Benbecula is an island of the Outer Hebrides connected to Grimsay (South) by a causeway which carries the B891. The road was built to service the pier at Peter's Port, which was constructed in 1896 at cost of £2,000 - although the anchorage is awkward and should not be used without local knowledge.[4]

Eilean na Cille is "included in the NRS statistical geography for inhabited islands but had no usual residents at the time of either the 2001 or 2011 censuses".[5]


  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  4. ^ Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 243
  5. ^ 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.


Coordinates: 57°23.4′N 7°15.5′W / 57.3900°N 7.2583°W / 57.3900; -7.2583