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Norse nameJala
Meanin o namePossibly o Pictish origin or frae Auld Norse for 'barren'
Yell is located in Shetland
Yell shawn within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU492935
Coordinates60°37′N 1°06′W / 60.62°N 1.1°W / 60.62; -1.1
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Aurie21,211 ha (81.9 sq mi)
Aurie rank11 [1]
Heichest elevationHill o Arisdale 210 m (689 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieShetland Islands
Population rank15 [1]
Population density4.5 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlementMid Yell

Yell is ane o the North Isles o Shetland, Scotland. In the 2011 census it haed a uisually resident population o 966. It is the seicont lairgest island in Shetland efter the Mainland wi an aurie o 82 square mile (212 km2),[3][6] an is the third maist populous in the airchipelago (fifteenth oot o the islands in Scotland), efter the Mainland an Whalsay.[3]


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. a b c d 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. Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9
  6. Penrith, James & Deborah (2007) Orkney & Shetland (part of The Scottish Islands series). Richmond. Crimson Publishing.

Coordinates: 60°37′22″N 1°6′0″W / 60.62278°N 1.10000°W / 60.62278; -1.10000