Langa, Shetland

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Langa viewed from the west

Langa is an uninhabited island off Hildasay, in Shetland, Scotland.[1] It is not to be confused with the numerous islands called "Linga" in Shetland (- for which see Linga (disambiguation) or Lunga).


The name probably derives from langey, Old Norse for "long island".

The island was a separate croft during the 19th century. It had a recorded population of nine in 1841, and 13 in 1881, but was deserted in the 1890s.[1]


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

Coordinates: 60°8′11″N 1°19′35″W / 60.13639°N 1.32639°W / 60.13639; -1.32639