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Gaelic name?Eaglais (see meanin)
Norse nameEgilsey[1]
Meanin o nameDisputed - either Norse "Egil's island" or Norse "ey" + Celtic "eaglais" - "Kirk island"
Egilsay frae Rousay wi St Magnus Kirk on the skyline
Egilsay frae Rousay wi St Magnus Kirk on the skyline
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Egilsay shawn athin Orkney
OS grid referenceHY470301
Coordinates59°09′00″N 2°54′58″W / 59.15°N 2.916°W / 59.15; -2.916
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney Islands
Aurie650 hectare (2.5 sq mi)
Aurie rank67 [2]
Heichest elevation35 metre (115 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney
Population rank62 [2]
Population density4 fowk/km2[3][4]

Egilsay is ane o the Orkney Islands in Scotland, the Island o Egilsay is leein east o Rousay.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anderson, Joseph (ed.) (1873) The Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas. The Internet Archive. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  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. a b 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.
  4. a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.

Coordinates: 59°09′N 2°55′W / 59.150°N 2.917°W / 59.150; -2.917