Uyea, Northmavine

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Uyea
Norse nameve-øy
Meaning of namepossibly Old Norse for "island of the sacred place"
Uyea showing the connecting beach.
Uyea showing the connecting beach.
Location
Uyea is located in Shetland
Uyea
Uyea
Uyea shown within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU313929
Coordinates60°37′N 1°26′W / 60.62°N 1.43°W / 60.62; -1.43
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Area45 ha (0.17 sq mi)
Area rank205= [1]
Highest elevation70 m (230 ft)
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaShetland Islands
Demographics
Population0
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References[2][3]

Uyea is an uninhabited tidal island located to the northwest of Mainland, Shetland. Uyea lies off the Northmavine peninsula, from where it can be reached by foot at low tide.[4] The island's highest elevation is 70 metres (230 ft) and its area is 45 hectares (0.17 sq mi).

There are several natural arches on its rocky coast, as well as challenging rock climbs. Surrounding skerries include Big Nev, Dorra Stack, Little Nev, Out Shuna Stack, Robert Irvine's Skerry, and The Burrier.[2][3][5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  3. ^ a b Get-a-map (Map). Ordnance Survey.
  4. ^ "Shetland Walking". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  5. ^ "Overview of Uyea". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-01-08.

Coordinates: 60°37′20″N 1°25′08″W / 60.62222°N 1.41889°W / 60.62222; -1.41889

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