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For other places with the same name, see Fladda disambiguation.
Fladda is located in Argyll and Bute
Fladda shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NM720123
Meaning of name "flat island"
Physical geography
Island group Slate Islands
Area ha
Highest elevation  m
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0
References [1][2][3][4]

Fladda is one of the Slate Islands, off the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Fladda lighthouse

Fladda is an islet in the Sound of Luing, between Luing and Belnahua. The name Fladda originates from the Old Norse for 'flat island'. Fladda has a lighthouse and lighthousekeepers' cottages built in 1860 by brothers David and Thomas Stevenson. It is home to a large colony of terns.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 1-84195-454-3. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

Coordinates: 56°14′56″N 5°40′48″W / 56.24889°N 5.68000°W / 56.24889; -5.68000