Mingulay

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Mingulay
Gaelic nameAboot this soondMiughalaigh 
Norse nameMikil-ay
Meanin o nameAuld Norse for 'Big island'.
Location
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Mingulay shawn within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid referenceNL560830
Coordinates56°48′41″N 7°38′15″W / 56.8115°N 7.6375°W / 56.8115; -7.6375
Physical geography
Island groupUists an Barra
Aurie640 hectare (2.5 sq mi)[1]
Aurie rank67 out of 162 [3]
Heichest elevationCàrnan 273 metres (896 ft)[2]
Admeenistration
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
KintraScotland
Cooncil aurieNa h-Eileanan Siar
Demografics
PopulationUninhabited since 1912
Lairgest settlementThe abandoned 'Veelage'.
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References[4]

Mingulay (Scots Gaelic: Miughalaigh,[5] pronounced [ˈmju.əlˠ̪aj]) is the seicont lairgest o the Bishop's Isles in the Ooter Hebrides o Scotland. Locatit 12 mile (19 km) sooth o Barra, it is kent for its important seabird populations, includin puffins, black-legged kittiwakes, an razorbills, which nest in the sea-cliffs,[6] amangst the heichest in the Breetish Isles.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Haswell-Smith (2004) pages 209-212.
  2. Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger: Second Series (1994) Sheet 31.
  3. 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.
  4. Buxton (1995) Mingulay: An Island and Its People.
  5. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  6. Murray (1973) p. 102.
  7. Buxton (1995) p. 11.

Coordinates: 56°48′41″N 7°38′15″W / 56.8115°N 7.6375°W / 56.8115; -7.6375