Aerial view of South Havra
|OS grid reference||HU360268|
|Meaning of name||"Ewe Island"|
|Area and summit|
|Area||59 hectares (0.23 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||42 metres (138 ft)|
|Local Authority||Shetland Islands|
Geography and geology
The soil is fairly fertile, but the lack of running water meant that, unusually for Shetland, the islanders resorted to building a windmill to grind corn.
Little Havra is to its west.
Olaf Sinclair, foud (a kind of magistrate) of all Shetland lived here in the 16th century.
South Havra has been uninhabited since May, 1923. Previously the population was big enough to support a school.
- 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
- "Windmills of Scotland". Windmill World. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
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