Pabay shown relative to Skye
|OS grid reference||NG674271|
|Meaning of name||Island of the papar|
|Island group||Isle of Skye|
|Area||122 hectares (0.47 sq mi)|
|Area rank||136= |
|Highest elevation||28 metres (92 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Highland Council|
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.
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- 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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