Seana Chnoc (at left) and Bearasaigh from the south west. Stac nam Balg is just visible to the left of Seanna Chnoc
Seanna Chnoc shown within the Outer Hebrides
|OS grid reference||NB116413|
|Meaning of name||raft island|
|Island group||Outer Hebrides|
|Highest elevation||91 metres (299 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Comhairle nan Eilean Siar|
Stac nam Balg lies offshore to the north and there is a cave in the north west of the island.
There is no regular access to the island although boat excursions are available locally.
The island appears to have been called Garvilan in the early 19th century and in 1549, Dean Monro wrote: "Besides the coist of Leozus towards the said north-west lyis ane Ile callit Garvellan, gude for store and fishing, perteining to Mccloyd of Leozus".
- "Get-a-map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
- Barrett (2010) p. 136
- "1:10,560 - Epoch 1. Scotland - Isle of Lewis". (1840) Ordnance Survey. British History Online. Retrieved 24 Nov 2012.
- Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 312
- Heather, William (1804) A new and improved chart of the Hebrides or Lewis Islands and adjacent coast of Scotland. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- Monro (1549) No. 212
- Barrett, Richard (2010) Walking on Harris and Lewis: 30 Routes in the Outer Hebrides. Cicerone.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Monro, Sir Donald (1549) Description of the Western Isles of Scotland. William Auld. Edinburgh - 1774 edition.
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