Yell, Shetland

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Yell
Location
Yell is located in Shetland
Yell
Yell
Yell shawn within Shetland
OS grid reference HU492935
Names
Norse name Jala
Meanin o name Possibly o Pictish origin or frae Auld Norse for 'barren'
Area and summit
Aurie 21,211 ha (81.9 sq mi)
Aurie rank 11[1]
Heichest elevation Hill o Arisdale 210 m (689 ft)
Population
Population 966[2]
Population rank 15[1]
Pop. density 4.5 fowk/km2[2][3]
Main settlement Mid Yell
Groupings
Island group Shetland
Local Authority Shetland Islands
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References [3][4][5]

Yell is ane o the North Isles o Shetland, Scotland. In the 2011 census it haed a uisually resident population o 966. It is the seicont lairgest island in Shetland efter the Mainland wi an aurie o 82 square miles (212 km2),[3][6] an is the third maist populous in the airchipelago (fifteenth oot o the islands in Scotland), efter the Mainland an Whalsay.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naitional Records o 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9
  6. Penrith, James & Deborah (2007) Orkney & Shetland (part of The Scottish Islands series). Richmond. Crimson Publishing.


Coordinates: 60°37′22″N 1°6′0″W / 60.62278°N 1.10000°W / 60.62278; -1.10000