Sandray

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Sandray
Gaelic nameSanndraigh
Meaning of nameSand island (Norse)
Location
Sandray is located in Outer Hebrides
Sandray
Sandray
Sandray shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid referenceNL651914
Coordinates56°53′N 7°31′W / 56.89°N 7.52°W / 56.89; -7.52
Physical geography
Island groupBarra
Area385 hectares (1.49 sq mi)
Area rank77 [1]
Highest elevationCarn Ghaltair 207 metres (679 ft)
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaNa h-Eileanan Siar
Demographics
Populationuninhabited since 1934
Lymphad
References[2][3][4]

Sandray (Scottish Gaelic: Sanndraigh) is one of the Barra Isles in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It never had a large population, and has been uninhabited since 1934. It is now known for its large seabird colony.

Geography[edit]

Sandray is half a mile due south of Vatersay, and east of Flodaigh, north east of Lingeigh and Pabaigh. Maol Domhnaigh/Muldoanich is to the north east of it. There are three main peninsulas on the south end of Sandray, they are called Meanish, Leehinish and Rubha Pabbach.

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Footnotes[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. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey
  4. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2007-07-23.

Coordinates: 56°53′36″N 7°31′0″W / 56.89333°N 7.51667°W / 56.89333; -7.51667