Linga, Muckle Roe
|OS grid reference||HU354639|
|Meaning of name||"heather island"|
|Area and summit|
|Area||70 hectares (0.27 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||69 metres (226 ft)|
|Local Authority||Shetland Islands|
|Where shown, area and population ranks are for all Scottish islands and all inhabited Scottish islands respectively. There are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent. There were 93 permanently inhabited islands listed in the 2011 census and more than 20 others that are inhabited from time to time.|
Linga is a small, uninhabited island, 1 km east of Muckle Roe in the Shetland Islands. The island is roughly circular in shape and its highest elevation is 69 metres (226 ft). Its area is 70 hectares (0.27 sq mi).
Geography and geology
Linga is almost completely round, with a central peak. It lies between the mouths of Olna Firth and Gon Firth on the west coast of the Shetland Mainland. To the north is Delting on the Mainland, and the Mainland is also to the south and east. Papa Little is to the south west, and Mavis Grind to the north.
There is a submerged rock, known as Groin Baa to the north.
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