Oldany Island

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Oldany Island
Oldany Island is located in Sutherland
Oldany Island
Oldany Island
Oldany Island shown within Scotland
OS grid reference NC088345
Coordinates 58°16′N 5°16′W / 58.26°N 5.26°W / 58.26; -5.26
Physical geography
Island group Highland / Islands of Sutherland
Area 200 ha[1]
Area rank 109 [2]
Highest elevation Sidhean nan Ealachan 104 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland Council
Population 0
References [1][3][4][5]

Oldany Island (formerly Oldney Island) is an uninhabited island in Assynt, Sutherland, north-west Scotland.

The name is Norse in origin.


Oldany Island is a large tidal island at the southwestern entrance to Eddrachillis Bay/Kylesku. It has an area of 200 hectares (500 acres) and its highest point is Sìdhean nan Ealachan (The Swans' Fairy Mound) at 104 metres (341 ft).[1] Handa Island is to the north, across Eddrachillis Bay; Eilean Chrona is to the south west and Sgeir nan Gall (Norsemen's Skerry) is to the north. The island is part of the Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.[6]

The settlement of Oldany is on the adjacent mainland. The island has long been used for grazing sheep. Oldany island is owned by the Turner family.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Overview of Oldany". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 15 Loch Assynt (Lochinver & Kylesku) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231265. 
  6. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 30 Mar 2011.
  7. ^ "Property Page:Oldany". Who owns Scotland. Archived from the original on 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 

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Coordinates: 58°15.5′N 5°15.5′W / 58.2583°N 5.2583°W / 58.2583; -5.2583