Fiaraidh

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Fiaraidh
Gaelic name About this sound Fiaraigh 
Meaning of name 'grass' or 'pasture' island
Location
Fiaraidh is located in Outer Hebrides
Fiaraidh
Fiaraidh
Fiaraidh shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF702104
Physical geography
Island group Uist and Barra
Area 37 hectares (0.14 sq mi)
Area rank 217= [1]
Highest elevation 33 metres (108 ft)
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Outer Hebrides
Demographics
Population 0[2]
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References [3][4]

Fiaraidh (OS; formerly anglicised as Fiaray; Scottish Gaelic: Fiaraigh) is one of the Outer Hebrides. It is 37 ha in size, and 33 metres at its highest point. It is relatively flat and featureless, and is used as a staging post by barnacle geese. The geology is Archaean gneiss.[3]

Western coastline of Fiaraigh

There are two lochans on the island, and it is surrounded by a large drying reef, which was said to be the abode of a fairy woman.[3]

Nearby Lingay is the subject of some folklore.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

Coordinates: 57°03′58″N 7°26′36″W / 57.06611°N 7.44347°W / 57.06611; -7.44347