|OS grid reference||NG674271|
|Meaning of name||Island of the papar|
|Area and summit|
|Area||122 hectares (0.47 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||28 metres (92 ft)|
|Island group||Isle of Skye|
|Local Authority||Highland Council|
|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.|
The island is formed of fossil-containing limestone, with some micaceous shale, named Pabba Shale. It forms a flat plateau with cliffs on the North and East shores. The surrounding low reefs encroach on its shores and double the area at low water.
Dean Monro in 1549 gave the following description:
It issues its own postage stamps.
Pabay's flora consists of heath, dry grassland, herb marsh, salt marsh, woodland remnants and 30.5 hectares (75 acres) of newly planted trees.
"Cricket on Pabay" is a painting by Elizabeth Edenborough.
- 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
- Ordnance Survey
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- "Overview for Pabay". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- "Isle of Pabay - History". Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- Monro, Donald (High Dean of the Isles), Description of the Western Isles of Scotland (William Auld, Edinburgh, 1774), at page 26 (Google Books, accessed on 13 July 2010)
- Samuel Lewis (1846). A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland: Pabay. pp. 337–51. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
- "Cricket on Pabay" elizabethedenborough.co.uk Retrieved 31 July 2010.
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