|Meaning of name||possibly yellow or pleasant island|
Wiay shown relative to Skye
|OS grid reference|
|Area||148 ha (366 acres)|
|Area rank||123 |
|Highest elevation||60 m (197 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Wiay lies west of the Isle of Skye, 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) off the Skye coast, near the village of Ullinish. It is the largest island in Loch Bracadale, with an area of 148 hectares (0.57 sq mi). Most of the coastline consists of vertical cliffs and the southern bluff is a striking overhanging cliff. There are also several sea caves along the vertical cliff coast line.
The island has been uninhabited since the late 19th century.
There are two large herring gull colonies on the island.
- 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.
- 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.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Ordnance Survey. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure.
- "Wiay". Lonely-isles.com. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
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