Flodaigh, Lewis

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Flodaigh, Lewis
Location
Flodaigh, Lewis is located in Outer Hebrides
Flodaigh, Lewis
Flodaigh, Lewis
Flodaigh shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB104333
Names
Gaelic name Flodaigh
Meaning of name "flat island"
Physical Geography
Island group Lewis
Area 39 ha[1]
Highest elevation 48 metres (157 ft)[2]
Political Geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Western Isles
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
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Flodaigh is a small island in Loch Roag on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is about 33 hectares (82 acres) in extent and the highest point is 48 metres (157 ft). Its name derives from the Old Norse for "flat island".

Inland, the nearest settlement is opposite the hamlet of Cairisiadar. The island was last inhabited in 1827 when it was cleared to make way for a sheep farm.[3]

The small islet of Gousam lies to the north east and the larger islands of Fuaigh Beag and Fuaigh Mòr further east.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 306. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 

Coordinates: 58°11′37″N 6°55′46″W / 58.19361°N 6.92944°W / 58.19361; -6.92944