Soay Mòr

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Soay Mòr
Gaelic nameSòdhaigh Mòr
Soay Mòr is located in Outer Hebrides
Soay Mòr
Soay Mòr
Soay Mòr shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid referenceNB063051
Coordinates57°52′N 6°41′W / 57.87°N 6.69°W / 57.87; -6.69
Physical geography
Island groupLewis and Harris
Area45 ha (111 acres)
Area rank210= [1]
Highest elevation37 m (121 ft)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaNa h-Eileanan Siar

Soay Mòr (Scottish Gaelic: Sòdhaigh Mòr) is an island in West Loch Tarbert, between the northern and southern parts of Harris. The uninhabited island is separated from the southwest coast of North Harris by the Soay Sound. The adjacent Soay Beag is accessible on foot at low tide.

Soay Mòr from Harris


  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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure.
  5. ^ "Overview for Soay Mòr". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 4 October 2008.

Coordinates: 57°56′15″N 6°57′46″W / 57.9376°N 6.9628°W / 57.9376; -6.9628