Flodday near Vatersay

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For other places with the same name, see Flodday (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Flodday, Sound of Barra.
Flodday is located in Outer Hebrides
Flodday shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NL612924
Gaelic name Flodaigh
Norse name floti
Meaning of name 'raft' or 'float' island
Area and summit
Area 23 ha (0.09 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population 0[2]
Island group Uists and Barra
Local Authority Na h-Eileanan Siar
Flag of Scotland.svg Lymphad3.svg
References [3][4]

Flodday (Scots Gaelic: Flodaigh) is an uninhabited island, south west of Barra in the Western Islands of Scotland.

Flodday (nearest island), viewed from Vatersay.

Geography and geology[edit]

Flodday is one of the Barra Isles, lying one mile west of Sandray. It consists of three parts, with a natural rock arch between the larger two. Facing west there are black cliffs.[3]


The island is a small grey seal colony and home to a subspecies of the Dark Green Fritillary butterfly (Argynnis aglaja scotica).[3]


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

Coordinates: 56°53′55″N 7°34′01″W / 56.89865°N 7.56704°W / 56.89865; -7.56704