Flodday

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There are many small islands in Scotland called Flodday (Scots Gaelic: Flodaigh) or similar and this list provides a guide to their location. The derivation of the name is from the Old Norse floti meaning 'raft' or 'float'.[1] The similar island names Fladda and Flotta are also from the Norse flatr and mean 'flat island'.[2] Usage is not always consistent in external sources.

Outer Hebrides[edit]

Lewis near Great Bernera/Beàrnaraigh[edit]

Harris[edit]

North Uist[edit]

Benbecula[edit]

Barra[edit]

Inner Hebrides[edit]

Orkney[edit]

Shetland[edit]

Main references[edit]

  • Ordnance Survey. 1:50,000 (Map).

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (pdf). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Orkney placenames. Orkneyjar. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  3. ^ General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 22 Jan 2011.
  4. ^ "Fladdaidh" Staffin Community Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2011.