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Gaelic nameAboot this soondÈirisgeigh 
Norse nameEiriksey
Meanin o nameEric's Isle
Eriskay is locatit in Ooter Hebrides
Eriskay shawn within the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid referenceNF795104
Coordinates57°04′N 7°17′W / 57.07°N 7.29°W / 57.07; -7.29
Physical geography
Island groupUist an Barra
Aurie703 hectares (2.7 sq mi)
Aurie rank63 [1]
Heichest elevationBeinn Sgrithean 185.6 metres (609 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieComhairle nan Eilean Siar
Population rank40 [1]
Population density20.3 fowk/km2[2][3]

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