Shapinsay

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Shapinsay
Norse nameHjálpandisey
Meanin o nameAuld 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 referenceHY505179
Coordinates59°03′N 2°53′W / 59.05°N 2.88°W / 59.05; -2.88
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie2,948 hectares (11.4 sq mi)
Aurie rank29 [1]
Heichest elevationWard Hill 64 metres (210 ft)
Admeenistration
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
KintraScotland
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Demografics
Population307[2]
Population rank27 [1]
Population density10.4 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlementBalfour
Lymphad3.svg
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.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  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