Longa Island

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For other places with the same name, see Longa (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Lunga (disambiguation).
Longa Island
Longa Island is located in Highland
Longa Island
Longa Island
Longa Island shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid reference NG736776
Gaelic name Longa
Norse name Possibly Long-øy
Meaning of name Old Norse 'ship Island'
Area and summit
Area 126 hectares (0.49 sq mi)
Area rank 132[1]
Highest elevation Druim am Eilean 70 metres (230 ft)
Population 0[2]
Island group Highland
Local Authority Highland Council
Flag of Scotland.svg Lymphad3.svg
References [3][4][5]

Longa Island (Gaelic: Longa) is a small uninhabited island at the mouth of Gair Loch on the west coast of Scotland.


The island is mainly sandstone covered with grass and heather.[4]


There was a small fishing community in early in the 19th century; the island had become deserted by the latter part.


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  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. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  5. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

Coordinates: 57°43′54″N 5°48′9″W / 57.73167°N 5.80250°W / 57.73167; -5.80250