Yell, Shetland

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Norse name Jala
Meanin o name Possibly o Pictish origin or frae Auld Norse for 'barren'
Yell is located in Shetland
Yell shawn within Shetland
OS grid reference HU492935
Physical geography
Island group Shetland
Aurie 21,211 ha (81.9 sq mi)
Aurie rank 11 [1]
Heichest elevation Hill o Arisdale 210 m (689 ft)
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Shetland Islands
Population 966[2]
Population rank 15 [1]
Population density 4.5 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlement Mid Yell
References [3][4][5]

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 miles (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. 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 3.2 3.3 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