Gloup Holm

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Gloup Holm with the Clapper on the left

Gloup Holm is an islet in the Shetland Islands, lying to the north of Yell.

Geography and geology[edit]

Gloup Holm is near to the part of Yell called North Neaps, near Gloup.[1]

Rocks to the north include the Clapper and to the south-east is Eagle Stack. To the south west is Bagi Stack and to the west Whilkie Stack.

The island is owned by Robert Henderson, of neighbouring Cullivoe.

History[edit]

Gloup Holm derives its name from the village of Gloup and Gloup Voe on the "mainland" of Yell. These names derive from the Old Norse for a ravine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 

Coordinates: 60°45′N 1°07′W / 60.750°N 1.117°W / 60.750; -1.117