Sooth Uist

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Sooth Uist
Gaelic nameUibhist a Deas
Pronunciation[ˈɯ.ɪʃtʲ ə tʲes̪] ( listen)
Meanin o namePre-Gaelic an unkent[1]
Sooth Uist is located in Outer Hebrides
Sooth Uist
Sooth Uist
South Uist shown athin the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid referenceNF786343
Coordinates57°16′00″N 7°19′00″W / 57.2667°N 7.3167°W / 57.2667; -7.3167
Physical geography
Island groupUists & Barra
Aurie32,026 hectare (124 sq mi)
Aurie rank9 [2]
Heichest elevationBeinn Mhòr 620 metre (2,034 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieNa h-Eileanan Siar
Population rank9 [2]
Population density5.5 people/km2[3][4]
Lairgest settlementLochboisdale

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. 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, 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.