North Ronalshee

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North Ronalshee
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
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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 hectare (2.7 sq mi)[2]
Aurie rank64 [3]
Heichest elevation20 metre (66 ft)[2]
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Population rank50 [3]
Population density10.4 fowk/km2[2][4]
Lairgest settlementHollandstoun

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anderson (1873) pdf p. 176
  2. a b c d Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 400
  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. 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