Grimsay, South East Benbecula
Grimsay shown within the Outer Hebrides
|OS grid reference||NF831473|
|Meaning of name||"Grim's island", from Norse|
|Island group||Uist and Barra|
|Area||117 ha (0.45 sq mi)|
|Area rank||142 |
|Highest elevation||20 m (66 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
|Population rank||65 |
|Population density||17 people/km2|
Grimsay, south east of Benbecula is a tidal island of the Outer Hebrides. It is connected to Benbecula by a causeway which carries the B891. In the 2001 census, Grimsay had a population of 19 and 20 in 2011.
An extension to the B891 now connects Grimsay to Eilean na Cille to the south east via a causeway. The road was built at a cost of £1,800 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.
- Fleming, Alan D (28 Nov 2003). "Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands". General Register Office for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- 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.
- Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 243, 250
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