Killegray is an island in the Sound of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Geography [ edit ]
Situated in the
Sound of Harris, a channel of water between North Uist and the Isle of Harris, Killegray is approximately 1 miles long. 1⁄ 2
The south end of the island is nearly all deep uncultivated moss. There is better cultivated land at the north.
History [ edit ]
Rubha Claidhe in the north is the site of a ruined chapel, Teampull na h-Annait, which may be the origin of the island's name.
Currently uninhabited, the island was occupied by a family of around three to five people from 1861 to 1931. Two people were temporarily living on the island when the 1971 census was taken.
The 19th-century Killegray House, the only house on the island was renovated as holiday accommodation in 1991.
Wildlife [ edit ]
The shallow waters and reefs are a rich breeding ground for velvet crabs and lobsters.
Possible development [ edit ]
Jacobs Babtie has investigated building a combination of bridges and causeways across the Sound of Harris. Wind turbines and tidal generators could be incorporated in the scheme from [6 ] Berneray via Killegray and Ensay to Harris. The estimated cost of £75 million could rise to £145 million with the renewable energy devices. [7 ]
Coordinates: 57°44.4′N 7°4.9′W / 57.7400°N 7.0817°W