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Gaelic nameAboot this soondBhatarsaigh 
Meanin o nameWatter island
Vatersay Bay
Vatersay Bay
Vatersay is locatit in Ooter Hebrides
Vatersay shawn within the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid referenceNL635955
Coordinates56°56′N 7°32′W / 56.93°N 7.53°W / 56.93; -7.53
Physical geography
Island groupUist an Barra
Aurie960 hectares (3.7 sq mi)
Aurie rank51 [1]
Heichest elevationTheiseabhal Mòr 190 metres (623 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieComhairle nan Eilean Siar
Population rank45= [1]
Population density9.4 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlementBaile Bhatarsaigh

Vatersay (Scots Gaelic: Bhatarsaigh, pronounced [vaʰt̪əɾs̪aj]) is the soothrenmaist inhabitit island in the Ooter Hebrides o Scotland. Vatersay is an aa the name o the anly veelage on the island.

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, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

Coordinates: 56°55′41″N 7°32′01″W / 56.92805°N 7.53357°W / 56.92805; -7.53357