Danna, Scotland

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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
Danna is located in Argyll and Bute
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)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaArgyll and Bute
Population rank89= [3]
Population density0.3 people/km2[4][5]

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]


  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