Oronsay, Outer Hebrides

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For islands with similar names, see List of islands called Oronsay.
Oronsay
Oronsay
Oronsay
Location
Oronsay is located in Outer Hebrides
Oronsay
Oronsay
Oronsay shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF845755
Names
Gaelic name Orasaigh
Norse name Örfirirsey
Meaning of name tidal or ebb island
Area and summit
Area 85 ha (0.33 sq mi)
Area rank 157=[1]
Highest elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population
Population 0
Groupings
Island group Uist and Barra
Local Authority Na h-Eileanan Siar
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References [2][3][4][5]

Oronsay (Gaelic Orasaigh) is a tidal island off North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Lying to the north of Vallaquie Strand, the island has been uninhabited since the Highland Clearances.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  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. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  3. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey
  5. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames". Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 

Coordinates: 57°39′49″N 7°17′30″W / 57.66361°N 7.29167°W / 57.66361; -7.29167