Danna, Scotland

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Danna
Gaelic nameDanna
Pronunciation[ˈt̪an̪ˠə] (About this soundlisten)
Meaning of nameDane's island[1](Norse origin)[2]
An empty farm house on Danna
An empty farm house on Danna
Location
Danna is located in Argyll and Bute
Danna
Danna
Danna shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNR695785
Coordinates55°56′N 5°41′W / 55.94°N 5.69°W / 55.94; -5.69
Physical geography
Island groupIslay
Area315 ha (1.22 sq mi)
Area rank83 [3]
Highest elevation54 m (177 ft)
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaArgyll and Bute
Demographics
Population1[4]
Population rank89= [3]
Population density0.3 people/km2[4][5]
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References[5][6]

Danna (Scottish Gaelic: Danna) or Island of Danna[7] is an inhabited tidal island in Argyll and Bute. It is connected to the mainland by a stone causeway and is at the southern end of the narrow Tayvallich peninsula, which separates Loch Sween from the Sound of Jura.[8] It is part of the Ulva, Danna and the MacCormaig Isles SSSI.[9] Danna is part of the Knapdale National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.[10]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Eyers (1983). "Scottish place names: their meanings explained". Sphere, 1983. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  4. ^ a b 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.
  5. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  6. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 61 Jura & Colonsay (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319229620.
  7. ^ "Island of Danna". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  8. ^ Murray, W.H. (1977) The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland. London. Collins. Page 89.
  9. ^ SSSI Designation. The nearby Ulva Islands should not be confused with Ulva near Mull.
  10. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 30 Mar 2011.

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Coordinates: 55°56′41″N 5°41′27″W / 55.94472°N 5.69083°W / 55.94472; -5.69083