Uyea, Northmavine

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Uyea showing the connecting beach.
Uyea showing the connecting beach.
Uyea is located in Shetland
Uyea shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU313929
Norse name ve-øy
Meaning of name possibly Old Norse for "island of the sacred place"
Physical geography
Island group Shetland
Area 45 ha (0.17 sq mi)
Area rank 205= [1]
Highest elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Shetland Islands
Population 0
References [2][3]
Not to be confused with Uyea, Unst.

Uyea is an uninhabited tidal island located to the northwest of Mainland, Shetland. Uyea lies off the Northmavine peninsula, from where it can be reached by foot at low tide.[4] The island's highest elevation is 70 metres (230 ft) and its area is 45 hectares (0.17 sq mi).

There are several natural arches on its rocky coast, as well as challenging rock climbs. Surrounding skerries include Big Nev, Dorra Stack, Little Nev, Out Shuna Stack, Robert Irvine's Skerry, and The Burrier.[2][3][5]


  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. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  3. ^ a b Get-a-map (Map). Ordnance Survey. 
  4. ^ "Shetland Walking". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Overview of Uyea". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 

Coordinates: 60°37′20″N 1°25′08″W / 60.62222°N 1.41889°W / 60.62222; -1.41889

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