Soay Mòr

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Soay Mòr
Soay Mòr is located in Outer Hebrides
Soay Mòr
Soay Mòr
Soay Mòr shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB063051
Gaelic name Sòdhaigh Mòr
Physical geography
Island group Lewis and Harris
Area 45 ha (111 acres)
Area rank 210= [1]
Highest elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 0[2]
References [3][4][5]

Soay Mòr (Scottish Gaelic: Sòdhaigh Mòr) is an island in West Loch Tarbert, between the northern and southern parts of Harris. The uninhabited island is separated from the southwest coast of North Harris by the Soay Sound. The adjacent Soay Beag is accessible on foot at low tide.

Soay Mòr from Harris


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Overview for Soay Mòr". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 

Coordinates: 57°56′15″N 6°57′46″W / 57.9376°N 6.9628°W / 57.9376; -6.9628