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Norse nameHrólfsey[1]
Meanin o nameAuld Norse for "Hrolf's island"
Trumland Hoose on Rousay, designed bi David Bryce wha an aa designed Balfour Castle on Shapinsay.
Trumland Hoose on Rousay, designed bi David Bryce wha an aa designed Balfour Castle on Shapinsay.
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Rousay shawn athin Orkney
OS grid referenceHY407309
Coordinates59°10′N 3°02′W / 59.17°N 3.03°W / 59.17; -3.03
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie4,860 hectare (18.8 sq mi)
Aurie rank23 [2]
Heichest elevationBlotchnie Fiold 249 metre (817 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Population rank30 [2]
Population density4.4 people/km2[3][4]
Lairgest settlementBanks

Rousee (Inglis: Rousay; Auld Norse: Hrólfsey meanin Rolf's Island) is a smaw, hilly island aboot 3 km (1.9 mi) north o The Mainland, Orkney.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Orkney Placenames. Orkneyjar. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. a b Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 383-86
  5. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 5 Orkney (Northern Isles) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2008. ISBN 9780319228111.
  6. 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
  7. Pedersen, Roy (Januar 1992) Orkneyjar ok Katanes (map, Inverness, Nevis Print)

Coordinates: 59°10′N 3°02′W / 59.167°N 3.033°W / 59.167; -3.033