Holm of Huip

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Holm of Huip
Veltie Skerry and the cairn on the Holm of Huip
Veltie Skerry and the cairn on the Holm of Huip
Location
Holm of Huip is located in Orkney Islands
Holm of Huip
Holm of Huip
Holm of Huip shown within Orkney
OS grid reference HY628311
Groupings
Island group Orkney
Local Authority Orkney Islands
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The Holm of Huip is a small island in the Orkney Islands, in Spurness Sound to the north west of Stronsay.

The Holm has a cairn on it, and a number of grey seals.[1]

Geography and geology[edit]

Like most of Orkney, the Holm is formed from Old Red Sandstone.

It lies opposite the airstrip and Huipness on Stronsay, and separated from it by Huip Sound.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.

Coordinates: 59°10′N 2°39′W / 59.167°N 2.650°W / 59.167; -2.650