Fair Isle

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Fair Isle
Gaelic nameFara
Norse nameFrioarøy[1]/Friðarey[2]
Meanin o name"fair island" or possibly "far-off isle"[1] or "sheep isle"[3]
Fair Isle viewed frae the wast.
Fair Isle viewed frae the wast.
Fair Isle is located in Shetland
Fair Isle
Fair Isle
Fair Isle shawn within the Shetland Islands
OS grid referenceHZ209717
Coordinates59°32′28″N 1°37′23″W / 59.541°N 1.623°W / 59.541; -1.623
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Aurie768 hectare (2.97 sq mi)
Aurie rank61 [4]
Heichest elevationWard Hill 217 metre (712 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Population rank51 [4]
Population density9 fowk/km2[1][5]
Lairgest settlementStonybreck

Fair Isle (frae Auld Norse Friðarey; Scottish Gaelic Fara) is a wee island in northren Scotland, lyin aroond halfway atween mainland Shetland an the Orkney islands. It is famous for its bird observatory an a tradeetional style o knittin.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  2. 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.
  3. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

Coordinates: 59°32′30″N 1°37′21″W / 59.54167°N 1.62250°W / 59.54167; -1.62250