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Not to be confused with Sanday (disambiguation).
Gaelic name Sanndraigh
Meaning of name Sand island (Norse)
Sandray is located in Outer Hebrides
Sandray shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NL651914
Coordinates 56°53′N 7°31′W / 56.89°N 7.52°W / 56.89; -7.52
Physical geography
Island group Barra
Area 385 hectares (1.49 sq mi)
Area rank 77 [1]
Highest elevation Carn Ghaltair 207 metres (679 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population uninhabited since 1934
References [2][3][4]

Sandray (Scottish Gaelic: Sanndraigh) is one of the Barra Isles in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It never had a large population, and has been uninhabited since 1934. It is now known for its large seabird colony.


Sea cliffs and caves on Sandray

Sandray is half a mile due south of Vatersay, and east of Flodaigh, north east of Lingeigh and Pabaigh. Maol Domhnaigh/Muldoanich is to the north east of it.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey
  4. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

Coordinates: 56°53′36″N 7°31′0″W / 56.89333°N 7.51667°W / 56.89333; -7.51667