North Ronaldsay

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North Ronaldsay
Gaelic nameN/A
Norse nameRínansey[1]
Meanin o nameOld Norse, possibly "Ringa's Isle"[2]
A view of the house and loch at Garso on North Ronaldsay, with the lighthouse in the distance
A view of the house and loch at Garso on North Ronaldsay, with the lighthouse in the distance
North Ronaldsay is locatit in Orkney Islands
North Ronaldsay
North Ronaldsay
North Ronaldsay shown within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY759542
Coordinates59°22′N 2°25′W / 59.37°N 2.42°W / 59.37; -2.42
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie690 hectares (2.7 sq mi)[2]
Aurie rank64 [3]
Heichest elevation20 metres (66 ft)[2]
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Population rank50 [3]
Population density10.4 fowk/km2[2][4]
Lairgest settlementHollandstoun

North Ronaldsay is the northrenmaist island in the Orkney airchipelago o Scotland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anderson (1873) pdf p. 176
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 400
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. Orkney Placenames Orkneyjar. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  6. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 5 Orkney (Northern Isles) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2008. ISBN 9780319228111.

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  • Anderson, Joseph (ed.) (1873) The Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas. The Internet Archive. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  • Pálsson, Hermann an Edwards, Paul Geoffrey (1981). Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney. Penguin Classics. ISBN 0-14-044383-5

Coordinates: 59°22′24″N 2°25′33″W / 59.37339°N 2.42583°W / 59.37339; -2.42583