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Sooth Uist
Gaelic name Uibhist a Deas
Pronunciation [ˈɯ.ɪʃtʲ ə tʲes̪] ( listen)
Meanin o name Pre-Gaelic an unkent[1]
Sooth Uist is locatit in Ooter Hebrides
Sooth Uist
Sooth Uist
South Uist shown athin the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid reference NF786343
Coordinates 57°16′00″N 7°19′00″W / 57.2667°N 7.3167°W / 57.2667; -7.3167
Physical geography
Island group Uists & Barra
Aurie 32,026 hectares (124 sq mi)
Aurie rank 9 [2]
Heichest elevation Beinn Mhòr 620 metres (2,034 ft)
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 1,754[3]
Population rank 9 [2]
Population density 5.5 people/km2[3][4]
Lairgest settlement Lochboisdale
References [4][5][6][7]

South Uist (Scots Gaelic: Uibhist a Deas) is a island o the Ooter Hebrides in Scotland. In the 2011 census it haed a uisually resident population o 1,754, a faw o 64 syne 2001.[8] Thare is a naitur reserve an a nummer o steids o airchaeological interest, includin the anerly location in Great Britain whaur prehistoric mummies hae been foond. The population is aboot 90% Roman Catholic. The island, in common wi the rest o the Hebrides, is ane o the last remainin stranghaulds o the Gaelic leid in Scotland. In 2006 South Uist, an neighbouring Benbecula an Eriskay wur involvit in Scotland's biggest commonty laund buyoot tae date. In the north wast thare is a missile testin range. Its indwallers are kent in Gaelic as "Deasaich" (Southerners).

Gaelic[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2011 Census, thare are 1,888 Gaelic speakers (60%) on Sooth Uist an Benbecula.[9]

Footnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gammeltoft, Peder "Scandinavian Naming-Systems in the Hebrides—A Way of Understanding how the Scandinavians were in Contact with Gaels and Picts?" in Ballin Smith et al (2007) p. 487
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  5. The Chronicles of Mann. Manx Society. Vol XXII, Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  6. Germanic Lexicon Project Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  7. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  8. General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 Februar 2012.
  9. Census 2011 stats BBC News. Retrieved 20 April 20-14.