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Muckle Roe

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Muckle Roe
Norse nameRauðøy Mikla[1]
Meanin o namebig reid island
Muckle Roe is located in Shetland
Muckle Roe
Muckle Roe
Muckle Roe shawn within the Shetland Islands
OS grid referenceHU317650
Coordinates60°22′N 1°25′W / 60.37°N 1.42°W / 60.37; -1.42
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Aurie1,773 hectare (6.8 sq mi)
Aurie rank37 [3]
Heichest elevationMid Ward 172 metre (564 ft)[2]
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieShetland Islands
Population rank43 [3]
Population density7.3 fowk/km2[4][5]
Lairgest settlementRoesound

Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, Scotland, in St. Magnus Bay, tae the wast o Mainland, Shetland. It haes a population o aroond 130 fowk, who mainly croft an live in the sooth east o the island.[7][8]


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  1. Waugh (2007) p. 541
  2. a b Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. a b Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 406
  6. Fraser, Allen (2002) The Edinburgh Geologist: Old Norse and Norn names in Shetland. Issue 39 Retrieved 14 April 2007.
  7. a b Keay & Keay, (1994) p. 711
  8. Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 440

Coordinates: 60°22′N 1°25.5′W / 60.367°N 1.4250°W / 60.367; -1.4250