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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
Coordinates 60°07′59″N 2°04′01″W / 60.133°N 2.067°W / 60.133; -2.067
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