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Norse nameVestrey[1]
Meanin o nameAuld Norse for 'west island'
A view o the wastren side o the island, wi Wast an East Kirbest in the foregrund an Langskaill ayont
A view o the wastren side o the island, wi Wast an East Kirbest in the foregrund an Langskaill ayont
Westray is located in Orkney Islands
Westray shawn within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY461461
Coordinates59°18′N 3°00′W / 59.3°N 3.0°W / 59.3; -3.0
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie47.13 square kilometre (18.2 sq mi)
Aurie rank24 [2]
Heichest elevationFitty Hill 169 metre (554.5 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Population rank20 [2]
Population density12.5 people/km2 [3][4]
Lairgest settlementPierowall

Westray is ane o the Orkney Islands in Scotland, wi a uisual resident population o juist unner 600 fowk. Its main veelage is Pierowall, wi a heritage centre, the 15t-century Lady Kirk an ferries tae Papa Westray.

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  1. Pálsson and Edwards (1978) p. 251
  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.
  5. Orkney Placenames
  6. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 5 Orkney (Northern Isles) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2008. ISBN 9780319228111.
  7. Pedersen, Roy (January 1992) Orkneyjar ok Katanes (map, Inverness, Nevis Print)

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Coordinates: 59°18′N 3°00′W / 59.300°N 3.000°W / 59.300; -3.000