Flodday (Sound of Barra)

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Gaelic name Flodaigh
Norse name floti
Meaning of name 'raft' or 'float' island
Flodday is located in Outer Hebrides
Flodday shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF751022
Coordinates 57°00′N 7°21′W / 57.00°N 7.35°W / 57.00; -7.35
Physical geography
Island group Uists and Barra
Area 40 ha (99 acres)
Area rank 220= [1]
Highest elevation 41 m (135 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 0[2]
References [3][4]

Flodaigh or Flodday is an island to the north east of Barra in the Sound of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Its name derives from the Old Norse for "flat island".

Geography and geology[edit]

The island is gneiss with fertile soil. A reef to the north ends in a drying islet, Snagaras.[3]


Flodaigh supported one family until cleared in 1851.[3]


  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. ^ 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. Retrieved 21 August 2013. [dead link]

Coordinates: 56°59′47″N 7°21′09″W / 56.99625°N 7.35244°W / 56.99625; -7.35244