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Welcome to WikiProject Scottish Islands / Fàilte gu Wiki-Proiseact nan Eilean! / Walcome tae WikiProject Scots Isles!


We hope you enjoy your visit to this project, which was created in July 2007. If you would like to get involved in this venture, please see the How You Can Help page, and add your name to the Participants section below.

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Scottish Islands
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Assessment talk
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Collaboration of the month talk
Populated Islands by rank talk
Islands by area rank talk
Population density table talk
Infobox Scottish island talk
How to write a Good Article talk
Watch List talk
New Articles talk
Cleanup listing talk
Peer review talk
Requested articles talk
Orkneyinga Saga talk
Monro's Hebrides talk
Origins of the Uí Ímair and the Earls of Orkney talk
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Scope[edit]

Our goals
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe Scottish islands.
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Scottish islands by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Scottish islands in Wikipedia.

An overview of the islands involved can be found at the List of islands of Scotland.

Parent WikiProject[edit]

Related: Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography

Nuvola apps kdmconfig.png Participants[edit]

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  1. Abtract
  2. An Siarach
  3. Andrewrpalmer
  4. Akerbeltz
  5. Ben MacDui
  6. Bo98
  7. Brewphilip
  8. Bryccan
  9. Cactus.man
  10. Celtus
  11. Deacon of Pndapetzim
  12. Dhmellor
  13. Deiz
  14. Drchriswilliams
  15. Drumhollistan
  16. Fantoman400
  17. Finavon
  18. Hadrianheugh
  19. Inge
  20. Kathryn NicDhàna
  21. Lianachan
  22. LJElliott21
  23. Lord Spring Onion
  24. Lurker
  25. MacRusgail
  26. MacSteaphain
  27. mgdm
  28. Mikhailov Kusserow
  29. mikleran
  30. MorrisMacIver
  31. Nidator
  32. Pigman
  33. Rosser
  34. RussellM
  35. Shetlander57
  36. Suxamethonium
  37. Warofdreams
  38. Finnrind (Finn Rindahl)

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News[edit]

Good article nominees
Scotland is famous for its castles and ghosts. This is a rare example of a castle that is a ghost.
The lighthouse on Eilean Musdile looking north from the Oban to Craignure ferry.
Rockall - it's extreme.

2013[edit]

The Scottish Government introduce the Bee Keeping (Colonsay and Oronsay) Order 2013 to protect the species Apis mellifera mellifera from cross-breeding and disease.

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

December

October

  • BBC re-air "Shetland Lone Star" - poor, lonely Thomas Fraser receives WPSI banner but sadly, is still an orphan.
  • MV Coruisk becomes the 2,000th WPSI mainspace article!

September

Summer

April 2009

February 2009

2008[edit]

December

October

See also Archive, for earlier articles.

To Do List[edit]

Some priorities for improvement:

Creation[edit]

Expansion[edit]

  1. Top priority stubs
  2. Smaller islands with no infoboxes: Calf of Flotta, Dùn, St Kilda, Grunay, Haaf Gruney, Helliar Holm, Holm of Faray, Holm of Huip, Holm of Scockness, Inchcruin, Inchmoan, Lady's Holm, Linga, Vaila, Little Holm, Scatness,Little Holm, Yell Sound, Little Roe, Muckle Skerry, North Havra, Sibhinis , Sweyn Holm, Urie Lingey, Uynarey
  3. Other stubs: Scottish islands stubs, Shetland stubs, Orkney stubs, Outer Hebridean stubs

Images[edit]

  • Innis Mhòr

Cleanup[edit]

  1. See Cleanup listing
  2. Tidy up main list - some of the red links are unlikely topics for articles and could be relegated to an appearance on the subsidiary lists.

Collaboration of the Month[edit]

There were numerous collaborations from 2007-2010. They may be resumed at any time using the "instructions" on the archive page, which also lists earlier collaborations.

Hall of Fame[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Featured topics[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Possible candidates for Good or Featured article status[edit]

Participants[edit]

List of Wikipedia Users by Pages Created

See: Bryan's List.

Pages prone to POV pushing, vandalism, or that otherwise need watching[edit]

Basta, Yell
The old school house on Mingulay/Miughlaigh.

Users should feel free to use the recent changes function to examine changes to most articles relevant to this group by hitting this link.

Assessment[edit]

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Scottish Islands/Assessment

Templates[edit]

The extensive Hebridean archipelago

Disambiguation pages[edit]

Berneray - but which one?
1890s Ordnance Survey map of Papa Stour, one of several "Papa" islands
One of many many Lingas with a skerry in front

There are numerous disambiguation pages associated with the Highlands and Islands, especially as many of the smaller islands share names. The following are essentially related to differentiating between Scottish islands. Those indicated with an asterisk (*) are "set index articles" rather than dab pages per se.

Categories[edit]

Islands with their own categories:

Articles listed for deletion[edit]

See also[edit]

Commisioners' Flag of the Northern Lighthouse Board
There are some sixty islands in Loch Lomond.
Rockall, is it, or isn't it?

Articles which are relevant to Scottish islands.

Broadcasting[edit]

A contented looking sheep on Eigg

History and folklore[edit]

A blighted potato tuber

Sagas[edit]

Language[edit]

Faroese linguist Jakob Jakobsen, whose work on Shetland Norn remains seminal

Politics and government[edit]

The area covered by the Northern Constabulary

Emergency services and police[edit]

Sport[edit]

Holm of Noss cliffs by Isle of Noss, Shetland

Transport[edit]

MV Saturn, one of the "Cal Mac" fleet
Up and running at Barra Airport (it's a beach!)
Climate change plays havoc with Hebridean transport routes

Relevant non-WPSI articles[edit]

The Farne Islands... close, but no cigar

The following articles are not directly related to WPSI, but may be of use/interest to our readers for various reasons.

Scottish

British Isles

Scandinavia and Nordic Countries

The approximate extent of Old Norse and related languages in the early 10th century:
  Old West Norse dialect
  Old East Norse dialect
   Other Germanic languages with which Old Norse still retained some mutual intelligibility

Elsewhere in Europe and beyond

General