Eilean Chearstaidh

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Eilean Chearstaidh
Gaelic name Eilean Cearstaigh
Meaning of name "Hart island", from Norse
Eilean Chearstaidh is located in Outer Hebrides
Eilean Chearstaidh
Eilean Chearstaidh
Eilean Kearstay shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB198333
Coordinates 58°12′N 6°46′W / 58.2°N 6.77°W / 58.2; -6.77
Physical geography
Island group Lewis and Harris
Area 77 ha
Area rank 166= [1]
Highest elevation 37 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Outer Hebrides
References [2][3][4][5]

Eilean Kearstay (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Chearstaigh) is an uninhabited island in Loch Roag in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

It lies south east of Great Bernera, just across the water from the headland of Callanish.

In 1990 the island was sold by Prince Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees to an Australian. It was sold to new owners three years later.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey
  5. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 

Coordinates: 58°12′N 6°46′W / 58.200°N 6.767°W / 58.200; -6.767