Calvay

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Calvay (Scottish Gaelic: Calbhaigh), is a currently uninhabited island situated in the Sound of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, at grid reference NF810126.

It was here that the ship SS Politician ran aground with a cargo of whisky in 1941 and inadvertently provided the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie's 1947 novel Whisky Galore.

Coordinates: 57°05′38″N 7°16′05″W / 57.094°N 7.268°W / 57.094; -7.268