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Huney is located in Shetland
Huney shown within Shetland
OS grid referenceHP648063
Coordinates60°44′N 0°49′W / 60.74°N 0.81°W / 60.74; -0.81
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Area17 hectares (42 acres)[1]
Highest elevation19 m
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaShetland Islands
Huney from Unst

Huney is an uninhabited island due east of the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The island is located approximately 1 kilometre south west of the Balta and has an area of just under 0.2 square kilometres (0.08 sq mi). Huney is linked to Unst at an extremely low tide by a sandy tombolo called the Yei of Huney. It is uninhabited.[3]

The World War I British E class submarine E49 was sunk in the channel between Huney and Balta with the loss of 3 officers and 28 ratings on 12 March 1917. The submarine was heading out of Balta Sound on patrol when it struck a Naval mine probably lain by German U-boat UC-76. The wreck is now a designated war grave.[5]


  1. ^ "Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland" (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  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 Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 1 Shetland (Yell, Unst & Fetlar) (Map). Ordnance Survey. ISBN 9780319228074.
  5. ^ "Hms/E49: Balta Sound, Unst, North sea". RCAHMS. Retrieved 23 September 2013.

Coordinates: 60°44′N 0°49′W / 60.733°N 0.817°W / 60.733; -0.817