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Uynarey From the Yell Sound ferry.

Uynarey is one of the Shetland islands in Yell Sound, just to the north of Bigga, and east of Brother Island. It is an RSPB reserve.[1] The name comes from the Norse for "venerated island", and this may reflect a Culdee connection.

Geology and geography[edit]

There is a small bay in the east - Haa Geo, and a cave in the west. The North end is called "the Niv". It is approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long. The geology is moine gneiss and quartzite. It has steep sides, and is over 30 metres (98 ft) tall.

Coordinates: 60°30′35″N 01°11′45″W / 60.50972°N 1.19583°W / 60.50972; -1.19583grid reference HU439808


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