Wiay, Skye

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Wiay
Location
Wiay is located in Isle of Skye
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Wiay shown relative to Skye
OS grid reference NG292363
Names
Gaelic name Bhuia/Fuidheigh
Meaning of name possibly yellow or pleasant island
Area and summit
Area 148 ha (366 acres)
Area rank 123[1]
Highest elevation 60 m (197 ft)
Population
Population 0[2]
Groupings
Island group Skye
Local Authority Highland
Flag of Scotland.svg Lymphad3.svg
References [3][4]
Wiay cliffs

Wiay (Gaelic: Bhuia or Fuidheigh) is an uninhabited island in Loch Bracadale in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Wiay lies west of the Isle of Skye, 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) off the Skye coast, near the village of Ullinish. It is the largest island in Loch Bracadale, with an area of 148 hectares (0.57 sq mi). Most of the coastline consists of vertical cliffs and the southern bluff is a striking overhanging cliff.[5] There are also several sea caves along the vertical cliff coast line.

The island has been uninhabited since the late 19th century.

Wildlife[edit]

Wiay relative to Skye

There are two large herring gull colonies on the island.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  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. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Wiay". Lonely-isles.com. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 

Coordinates: 57°20.3′N 6°30′W / 57.3383°N 6.500°W / 57.3383; -6.500