Eilean Sùbhainn

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Eilean Sùbhainn
Meaning of name Possibly "island of berries"[1]
Eilean Sùbhainn is located in Highland
Eilean Sùbhainn
Eilean Sùbhainn
Eilean Sùbhainn shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid reference NG923722
Physical geography
Island group Loch Maree
Area 118 ha
Area rank 141 (Freshwater: 2) [2]
Highest elevation 36 m
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland
Population 0[3]
References [4]

Eilean Sùbhainn is the largest of several small islands in Loch Maree, Wester Ross, Scotland. It is the second largest freshwater island in Scotland after Inchmurrin.

Lochan on Eilean Sùbhainn

Lying a mile (2 km) northeast of Talladale, the island is partially forested and uninhabited. It rises to 36m (118 feet) and extends to 118 ha (292 acres). The island is a nature reserve and includes several small lochans.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Place names C to E". Gordon C. Harrison. Retrieved 11 June 2012 - quoting Wentworth, R.G., (1998) Place-Names of Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve. Scottish Natural Heritage.
  2. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey
  5. ^ "Overview of Eilean Subhainn". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve". Scottish Natural Heritage. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 

Coordinates: 57°41.5′N 5°29′W / 57.6917°N 5.483°W / 57.6917; -5.483