Seanna Chnoc

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Seanna Chnoc
Seana Chnoc (at left) and Bearasaigh from the south west. Stac nam Balg is just visible to the left of Seanna Chnoc
Seana Chnoc (at left) and Bearasaigh from the south west. Stac nam Balg is just visible to the left of Seanna Chnoc
Location
Seanna Chnoc is located in Outer Hebrides
Seanna Chnoc
Seanna Chnoc
Seanna Chnoc shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB116413
Names
Gaelic name Flodaigh
Norse name Flot-ay
Meaning of name raft island
Physical geography
Island group Outer Hebrides
Area <10 ha
Highest elevation 91 metres (299 ft)[1]
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
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Seanna Chnoc (English: "old hill"), also known as Seana Bheinn[2][3] is an islet in outer Loch Ròg, Lewis, Scotland. It lies north west of Great Bernera and Bearasaigh.

Stac nam Balg lies offshore to the north and there is a cave in the north west of the island.[1]

There is no regular access to the island although boat excursions are available locally.[4]

The island appears to have been called Garvilan in the early 19th century[5] 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".[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Get-a-map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  2. ^ Barrett (2010) p. 136
  3. ^ "1:10,560 - Epoch 1. Scotland - Isle of Lewis". (1840) Ordnance Survey. British History Online. Retrieved 24 Nov 2012.
  4. ^ Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 312
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Monro (1549) No. 212

References[edit]

Coordinates: 58°17′02″N 6°55′12″W / 58.2838°N 6.9201°W / 58.2838; -6.9201