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Eriskay
Gaelic name Aboot this soond Èirisgeigh 
Norse name Eiriksey
Meanin o name Eric's Isle
Location
Eriskay is located in Ooter Hebrides
Eriskay
Eriskay
Eriskay shawn within the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid reference NF795104
Coordinates 57°04′N 7°17′W / 57.07°N 7.29°W / 57.07; -7.29
Physical geography
Island group Uist an Barra
Aurie 703 hectares (2.7 sq mi)
Aurie rank 63 [1]
Heichest elevation Beinn Sgrithean 185.6 metres (609 ft)
Admeenistration
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Demografics
Population 143[2]
Population rank 40 [1]
Population density 20.3 fowk/km2[2][3]
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References [3][4][5]

Eriskay (Scots Gaelic: Èirisgeigh Aboot this soond ,  pronounced [ˈeɾʲiʃkʲej]), frae the Auld Norse for "Eric's Isle", is an island an community cooncil aurie o the Ooter Hebrides in northren Scotland. It lies atween Sooth Uist an Barra an is connectit tae Sooth Uist bi a causewey which wis opened in 2001. In the same year Eriskay acame the ferry terminal for travellin atween Sooth Uist an Barra. The Caledonian MacBrayne vehicular ferry travels atween Ceann a' Ghàraidh in Eriskay an Ardmore in Barra. The crossin taks aroond 40 minutes.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  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 Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  4. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

Coordinates: 57°04′22″N 7°17′27″W / 57.07267°N 7.29077°W / 57.07267; -7.29077