Fladda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other places with the same name, see Fladda disambiguation.
Fladda
Location
Fladda is located in Argyll and Bute
Fladda
Fladda
Fladda shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NM720123
Names
Meaning of name "flat island"
Area and summit
Area ha
Highest elevation  m
Population
Population 0
Groupings
Island group Slate Islands
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
Flag of Scotland.svg Lymphad3.svg
References [1][2][3][4]

Fladda is one of the Slate Islands, off the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Fladda lighthouse

Fladda is an islet in the Sound of Luing, between Luing and Belnahua. The name Fladda originates from the Old Norse for 'flat island'. Fladda has a lighthouse and lighthousekeepers' cottages built in 1860 by brothers David and Thomas Stevenson. It is home to a large colony of terns.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 1-84195-454-3. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

Coordinates: 56°14′56″N 5°40′48″W / 56.24889°N 5.68000°W / 56.24889; -5.68000