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Boreray, St Kilda

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Gaelic nameBoraraigh
Meanin o name"Fort island", frae Norse
Boreray is located in Outer Hebrides
Boreray shawn within the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid referenceNA153053
Coordinates57°52′N 8°30′W / 57.87°N 8.5°W / 57.87; -8.5
Physical geography
Island groupSt Kilda
Aurie86 ha (0.33 sq mi)[1]
Aurie rank155= [2]
Heichest elevationMullach an Eilein 384 m (1,260 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieNa h-Eileanan Siar
Population rank0 [2]

Boreray (Scots Gaelic: Boraraigh, pronounced [pɔrˠarˠɤi]) is an uninhabitit island in the St Kilda airchipelago in the North Atlantic.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "World Heritage Sites Protected Areas Programme - St Kilda". United Nations Environment Programme. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 Julie 2007. Retrieved 5 Januar 2008.
  2. a b Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  3. 2001 UK Census per Leet o islands o Scotland
  4. Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 323-36
  5. Ordnance Survey
  6. Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 28 Julie 2007.

Coordinates: 57°52′11″N 08°29′26″W / 57.86972°N 8.49056°W / 57.86972; -8.49056