Papa, seen from the south
|OS grid reference||HU364376|
|Meaning of name||Island of the papar|
|Area and summit|
|Area||59 ha (146 acres)|
|Highest elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|Local Authority||Shetland Islands|
Papa lies north west of Burra and east of Oxna in the Shetland Islands. The last residents left sometime between 1891 and 1930. Most habitation was on the eastern end of the island. A beached loch and a low area divide the island nearly into three separate parts.
- 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
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/.
- Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9
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