|Meaning of name||hill island|
Vallay shown within the Outer Hebrides
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Outer Hebrides|
|Area||260 hectares (1.00 sq mi)|
|Area rank||94 |
|Highest elevation||38 metres (125 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Comhairle nan Eilean Siar|
Once the island supported a population of nearly sixty people, its best-known inhabitant was the archaeologist Erskine Beveridge. The island is also known for its sea birds and for prehistoric monuments.
It is the smallest Scottish island to have an area greater than 1 square mile (2.59 square kilometres).
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- 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.
- Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.[dead link]
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
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