Orsay, Inner Hebrides

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Gaelic name Orasaigh
Orsay is located in Argyll and Bute
Orsay shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR165515
Coordinates 55°40′26″N 6°30′40″W / 55.674°N 6.511°W / 55.674; -6.511
Physical geography
Island group Islay
Area 24 hectares (0.1 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation 24 metres (79 ft)[2]
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0
References [3]
Orsay seen from Port Wemyss, south-east of Portnahaven

Orsay (Scottish Gaelic: Orasaigh) is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It lies a short distance off the west coast of the island of Islay and shelters the harbour of the village of Portnahaven.

The Rinns of Islay lighthouse was built on Orsay in 1825 by Robert Stevenson.[4]


  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. 
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. ^ "Rinns of Islay lighthouse". Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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Coordinates: 55°40′26″N 6°30′39″W / 55.67394°N 6.51086°W / 55.67394; -6.51086