Oronsay, Loch Sunart

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For other places with the same name, see List of islands called Oronsay.
Gaelic name Orasaigh
Norse name Örfirirsey
Meaning of name tidal island (Norse via Gaelic)
Oronsay is located in Highland
Oronsay shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid reference NM591592
Physical geography
Island group Inner Hebrides
Area 240 hectares (0.93 sq mi)[1]
Area rank 99= [2]
Highest elevation 58 metres (190 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland
Population 0[3]
References [4][5]
Oronsay from southern end of Sàilean Mòr

Oronsay is an uninhabited island in Loch Sunart, Scotland.

It is low-lying, barren and rocky, deeply indented with sea lochs.[6]

The island encloses Loch Drumbuie (Scottish Gaelic: Loch na Droma Buidhe), a popular anchorage for yachts and a temporary home to fish farm cages.


  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  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. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 47 Tobermory & North Mull (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319229835. 
  6. ^ Perrott, David (1988). Guide to the Western Islands of Scotland. Edinburgh: Kittiwake. ISBN 0-7028-0886-5. 

Coordinates: 56°39′43″N 5°55′48″W / 56.66194°N 5.93000°W / 56.66194; -5.93000