Linga, Yell Sound

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Linga
Norse namelyngey
Meaning of nameheather island
North end of Linga
North end of Linga
Location
Linga is located in Shetland
Linga
Linga
Linga shown within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU466733
Coordinates60°26′N 1°09′W / 60.44°N 1.15°W / 60.44; -1.15
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Area38 ha[1]
Highest elevation40 m (131 ft)
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaShetland Islands
Demographics
Population0[2]
Lymphad
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.

Footnotes[edit]

  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.

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