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Norse nameMósey
(Norwegian: Mosøy)
Meanin o nameAuld Norse: moor or mossy island[1]
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Mousa shawn within the Shetland Islands
OS grid referenceHU460240
Coordinates60°00′N 1°10′W / 60.00°N 1.17°W / 60.00; -1.17
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Aurie180 hectare (0.69 sq mi)[1]
Aurie rank115= [2]
Heichest elevation55 metre (180 ft)[1]
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieShetland Islands

Mousa (Auld Norse: Mosey "moss island") is a smaa island in Shetland, Scotland, uninhabitit syne the nineteent century. The island is kent for the Broch o Mousa, an Airn Age round touer, an is designatit as a Special Pertection Aurie for storm-petrel breedin colonies.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. pp. 411–14. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  2. 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. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9

Coordinates: 60°00′N 1°10′W / 60.000°N 1.167°W / 60.000; -1.167