|Norse name||Possibly Lingey|
|Meaning of name||"east heather island"|
East Linga viewed from the south
East Linga shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference|
|Area||30 hectares (0.12 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||27 metres (89 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Geography and geology
There are many skerries and rocks in the channel south of Whalsay and East Linga, some of which have disputed names, i.e. one local version, and a different one on Admiralty Charts and/or Ordnance Survey maps. For example, "Muckla Billan" is listed on the latter, but is known locally as "Peerie Fladdacap".
In December 2008 the corpses of eighteen grey seals were discovered on the island, some of them apparently clubbed to death. Police have charged a forty-seven-year-old man in connection with the discovery. According to Scottish Natural Heritage, about thirty grey seals are born on East Linga each year.
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