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Gaelic name Flodaigh
Meaning of name "Float island", from Norse
Flodaigh is located in Outer Hebrides
Flodaigh shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF846553
Coordinates 57°29′N 7°16′W / 57.48°N 7.26°W / 57.48; -7.26
Physical geography
Island group Uists and Barra
Area 145 hectares (360 acres)[1]
Area rank 124= [2]
Highest elevation 20 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 7[3]
Population rank 72= [2]
Population density 4.8 people/km2[3][4]
References [4][5]
Flodaigh with Eaval on North Uist behind.

Flodaigh is a tidal island lying to the north of Benbecula and south of Grimsay in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It is connected to Benbecula by a causeway.

The island is 145 hectares and in 2001 had a population of 11[1] and 7 in 2011.[3] The census refers to the island by its anglicized name of 'Flodda'.


  1. ^ a b General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b c 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.
  4. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. 

Coordinates: 57°28′43″N 7°15′44″W / 57.47861°N 7.26222°W / 57.47861; -7.26222