Linga, Samphrey

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Norse name lyngey
Meaning of name heather island
North end of Linga
North end of Linga
Linga is located in Shetland
Linga shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU466733
Coordinates 60°26′N 1°09′W / 60.44°N 1.15°W / 60.44; -1.15
Physical geography
Island group Shetland
Area 38 ha[1]
Highest elevation 40 m (131 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Shetland Islands
Population 0[2]
References [3][4]

Linga is one of the Shetland Islands, in Yell Sound.

Geography and geology[edit]

Linga is an extremely common name in Shetland, meaning heather island. This Linga is not far from Firth and Firths Voe, in the West. Fish Holm is to the North and Lunna Ness to the east.

Linga is made of coarse gneiss, with some granite.[3] It is about 43 ha in area and 40m at its highest point.


  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  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. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

Coordinates: 60°26′27″N 1°09′18″W / 60.44082°N 1.15508°W / 60.44082; -1.15508