Rusk Holm

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Rusk Holm
The bothy at the southern end of Rusk Holm
The bothy at the southern end of Rusk Holm
Rusk Holm is located in Orkney Islands
Rusk Holm
Rusk Holm
Rusk Holm shown within Orkney
OS grid reference HY513359
Coordinates 59°13′N 2°51′W / 59.21°N 2.85°W / 59.21; -2.85
Physical geography
Island group Orkney
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Orkney Islands
Population 0

Rusk Holm is a small island in the Orkney Islands, near Faray to the west.


There is a prehistoric cairn on it[1] .

Rusk Holm is also home to "Holmie Sheep", which are similar to the North Ronaldsay sheep.

Geography and geology[edit]

Corn Holm is made up of red sandstone.

It is in Rapness Sound.


  1. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.

Coordinates: 59°12′28″N 2°51′14″W / 59.20778°N 2.85389°W / 59.20778; -2.85389