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Gaelic name Fughlaigh[1]
Norse name Fuglaey
Meanin o name Auld Norse for 'bird island'
Foula is locatit in Shetland
Foula shawn within Shetland
OS grid reference HT960392
Physical geography
Island group Shetland
Aurie 1,265 hectares (4.88 sq mi)
Aurie rank 43 [2]
Heichest elevation The Sneug 418 metres (1,371 ft)
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Shetland Islands
Population 38[3]
Population rank 56 [2]
Population density 3 fowk/km2[3][4]
Lairgest settlement Ham
References [4][5]

Foula (Auld Norse Fuglaey, "bird island", compare Norwegian Fugløy, "fowl island", Gaelic Fughlaigh) in the Shetland Islands o Scotland, is ane o Great Breetain’s maist remote permanently inhabitit islands. Ained syne the turn o the 20t century bi the Holbourn faimily, the island wis the location for the film The Edge of the World. RMS Oceanic wis wrecked on the nearby Shaalds o Foula.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Sabhal Mòr database". UHI Millennium Institute. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  5. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

Coordinates: 60°08′N 02°04′W / 60.133°N 2.067°W / 60.133; -2.067