Oldany Island

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Not to be confused with Alderney.
Oldany Island
Oldany Island is located in Sutherland
Oldany Island
Oldany Island
Oldany Island shown within Scotland
OS grid reference NC088345
Physical geography
Island group Highland / Islands of Sutherland
Area 200 ha[1]
Area rank 109 [2]
Highest elevation Sidhean nan Ealachan 104 m
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland Council
Population 0
References [3][4][1][5]

Oldany Island (formerly Oldney Island) is an uninhabited island in Assynt, Sutherland, north-west Scotland.

The name is Norse in origin.


Oldany Island is a large tidal island at the southwestern entrance to Eddrachillis Bay/Kylesku. It has an area of 200 hectares (500 acres) and its highest point is Sìdhean nan Ealachan (The Swans' Fairy Mound) at 104 metres (341 ft).[1] Handa Island is to the north, across Eddrachillis Bay; Eilean Chrona is to the south west and Sgeir nan Gall (Norsemen's Skerry) is to the north. The island is part of the Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.[6]

The settlement of Oldany is on the adjacent mainland. The island has long been used for grazing sheep. Oldany island is owned by the Turner family.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Overview of Oldany". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 30 Mar 2011.
  7. ^ "Property Page:Oldany". Who owns Scotland. Archived from the original on 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 

Coordinates: 58°15.5′N 5°15.5′W / 58.2583°N 5.2583°W / 58.2583; -5.2583