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Gaelic name Longaigh
Norse name Long-øy
Meaning of name longship island
Longay is located in Highland
Longay shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid reference NG658310
Coordinates 57°19′N 5°53′W / 57.31°N 5.89°W / 57.31; -5.89
Physical geography
Island group Skye
Area 50 hectares (0.19 sq mi)
Area rank 199= [1]
Highest elevation 67 metres (220 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland Council
Population 0
References [2][3][4]
Longay with Skye Bridge behind

Longay (Scottish Gaelic: Longaigh) is a small uninhabited Scottish island in the Inner Sound just off the coast of the Isle of Skye, north of Pabay and east of Scalpay.[5][6]

In 1971, the MacBraynes mailboat Loch Seaforth ran aground on the island, sustaining only minimal damage.[7]


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey
  5. ^ "Overview of Longay". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "History of Longay". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "Loch Seaforth - History". Ships of Calmac. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 

Coordinates: 57°18′36″N 5°53′23″W / 57.31000°N 5.88972°W / 57.31000; -5.88972