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Not to be confused with Longa Island.
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
Physical geography
Island group Skye
Area 50 hectares (0.19 sq mi)
Area rank 199= [1]
Highest elevation 67 metres (220 ft)
Political geography
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 >20ha 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