Shapinsay

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Shapinsay
Norse name Hjálpandisey
Meanin o name Auld Norse for 'helpfu island' or 'juidge's island'
Cannon decorate the quayside o Balfour Harbour on Shapinsay, the roond touer in the backgrund is The Douche
Cannon decorate the quayside o Balfour Harbour on Shapinsay, the roond touer in the backgrund is The Douche
Location
Shapinsay is locatit in Orkney Islands
Shapinsay
Shapinsay
Shapinsay shawn within Orkney
OS grid reference HY505179
Coordinates 59°03′N 2°53′W / 59.05°N 2.88°W / 59.05; -2.88
Physical geography
Island group Orkney
Aurie 2,948 hectares (11.4 sq mi)
Aurie rank 29 [1]
Heichest elevation Ward Hill 64 metres (210 ft)
Admeenistration
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Orkney Islands
Demografics
Population 307[2]
Population rank 27 [1]
Population density 10.4 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlement Balfour
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References [3][4][5][6][7]

Shapinsay is ane o the Orkney Islands aff the north coast o mainland Scotland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Haswell-Smith (2004), pp. 364–367
  4. "Orkney Placenames" Orkneyjar. Retrieved 10 October 2007.
  5. "HY5054917950". Get-a-map;. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 10 October 2007. 
  6. Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin and Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9
  7. Pedersen, Roy (January 1992) Orkneyjar ok Katanes (map, Inverness, Nevis Print)

Coordinates: 59°03′N 2°53′W / 59.050°N 2.883°W / 59.050; -2.883