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.
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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 an 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