List of Islands of Scotland - Larger Islands

Larger Islands

This is a list of Scottish islands that either have an area greater than 40 hectares (approximately 100 acres) and/or are inhabited. The main groups, from Haswell-Smith (2004), in many cases provide a more useful guide to location than local authority areas. These groups are: Firth of Clyde, Islay, Firth of Lorn, Mull, Small Isles, Skye, Lewis and Harris, Uists and Barra, St Kilda, Orkney, Shetland and Firth of Forth. In a few cases where the island is part of either a recognisable smaller group or an archipelago, or is located away from the main groups, an archipelago, local authority or other descriptive name is used instead. "F" designates a freshwater island.

Sortable table
Island Group Area (ha) Population Height (m)
Ailsa Craig (Creag Ealasaid) Firth of Clyde 700199000000000000099 0 338
Arran (Eilean Arainn) Firth of Clyde 700443201000000000043,201 5045 874
Auskerry Orkney 700185000000000000085 5 18
Baleshare (Baile Sear) Uists and Barra 7002910000000000000910 49 12
Balta Shetland 700180000000000000080 0 44
Barra (Barraigh) Uists and Barra 70035875000000000005,875 1078 383
Barra Head (Beàrnaraigh) Uists and Barra 7002204000000000000204 0 193
Benbecula (Beinn nam Fadhla) Uists and Barra 70038203000000000008,203 1219 124
Berneray, North Uist (Beàrnaraigh) Uists and Barra 70031010000000000001,010 136 93
Bigga Shetland 700178000000000000078 0 34
Boreray (Boraraigh) St Kilda 700186000000000000086 0 384
Boreray (Boraraigh) Uists and Barra 7002204000000000000204 0 56
Bressay Shetland 70032805000000000002,805 384 226
Brother Isle Shetland 700140000000000000040 0 25
Bruray Out Skerries 700155000000000000055 26 53
Burray Orkney 7002903000000000000903 357 80
Bute (Eilean Bhòid) Firth of Clyde 700412217000000000012,217 7149 278
Calf of Eday Orkney 7002243000000000000243 0 54
Calbha Mor Edrachillis Bay 700170000000000000070 0 67
Calve Island Mull 700172000000000000072 0 20
Canna (Eilean Chanaigh) Small Isles 70031130000000000001,130 6 210
Cara Islay 700166000000000000066 0 56
Càrna Mull 7002213000000000000213 0 169
Cava Orkney 7002107000000000000107 0 38
Ceallasaigh Mòr Uists and Barra 700155000000000000055 0 10
Ceallasaigh Beag Uists and Barra 700146000000000000046 0 10
Ceann Ear Monach Islands 7002203000000000000203 0 17
Ceann Iar Monach Islands 7002154000000000000154 0 19
Coll (Colla) Mull 70037685000000000007,685 164 104
Colonsay (Colbhasa) Islay 70034074000000000004,074 108 143
Copinsay Orkney 700173000000000000073 0 64
Danna Islay 7002315000000000000315 * 5 54
Davaar (Eilean Dà Bhàrr) Firth of Clyde 700152000000000000052 * 2 115
Dunglass Island (F) River Conon 700140000000000000040 * 0 8
Easdale (Eilean Eisdeal) Slate Islands 700120000000000000020 <20 * 58 38
East Burra Shetland 7002515000000000000515 66 81
Eday Orkney 70032745000000000002,745 121 101
Egilsay Orkney 7002650000000000000650 37 35
Eigg (Eige) Small Isles 70033049000000000003,049 67 393
Eileach an Naoimh Garvellachs 700156000000000000056 0 80
Eilean Bàn, Lochalsh Highland 700110000000000000010 <10 * 2 5
Eilean Chaluim Chille Lewis and Harris 700185000000000000085 0 43
Eilean Chearstaidh Lewis and Harris 700177000000000000077 0 37
Eilean Donan Highland 70001000000000000001 <1 * 1 3
Eilean Dubh Mòr Slate Islands 700165000000000000065 0 53
Eilean Fladday Inner Hebrides 7002120000000000000120 0 39
Eilean Liubhaird Lewis and Harris 7002125000000000000125 0 76
Eilean Macaskin Islay 700150000000000000050 0 65
Eilean Meadhonach Crowlin Islands 700177000000000000077 0 54
Eilean Mhic Chrion Islay 700154000000000000054 * 0 63
Eilean Mòr Crowlin Islands 7002170000000000000170 0 114
Eilean Mòr (F) Lewis 700159000000000000059 * 0 64
Eilean nan Ròn Highland 7002138000000000000138 0 76
Eilean Righ Islay 700186000000000000086 0 55
Eilean Shona Small Isles 7002525000000000000525 9 265
Eilean Sùbhainn (F) Loch Maree 7002118000000000000118 * 0 36
Eilean Tigh Skye 700154000000000000054 0 111
Eilean Trodday Skye 700142000000000000042 0 45
Eileanan Iasgaich Uists and Barra 700150000000000000050 0 23
Ensay (Easaigh) Uists and Barra 7002186000000000000186 0 49
Eorsa Mull 7002122000000000000122 0 98
Eriska Loch Linnhe 7002310000000000000310 * 0 47
Eriskay (Èirisgeigh) Uists and Barra 7002703000000000000703 133 185
Erraid (Eilean Earraid) Mull 7002187000000000000187 8 75
Eynhallow Orkney 700175000000000000075 0 30
Fair Isle Shetland 7002768000000000000768 69 217
Fara Orkney 7002295000000000000295 0 43
Faray Orkney 7002180000000000000180 0 32
Fetlar Shetland 70034078000000000004,078 86 158
Fiaraidh Uists and Barra 700141000000000000041 0 30
Flodaigh Uists and Barra 7002145000000000000145 * 11 20
Flodaigh Mòr Uists and Barra 700158000000000000058 0 28
Flodday, Sound of Barra Uists and Barra 700140000000000000040 0 41
Flotta Orkney 7002876000000000000876 81 58
Foula Shetland 70031265000000000001,265 31 418
Fraoch-eilean Uists and Barra 700155000000000000055 ? 11
Fuaigh Mòr (Vuia Mòr) Lewis and Harris 700184000000000000084 0 67
Fuday (Fuideigh) Uists and Barra 7002232000000000000232 0 89
Fuiay (Fuidheigh) Uists and Barra 700184000000000000084 0 107
Gairsay Orkney 7002240000000000000240 3 102
Garbh Eileach Garvellachs 7002142000000000000142 0 110
Garbh Eilean Shiant Islands 7002143000000000000143 0 160
Garbh Eilean, Loch Maree (F) Loch Maree 700165000000000000065 * 0 25
Gigha (Giogha) Islay 70031395000000000001,395 110 100
Gighay (Gioghaigh) Uists and Barra 700196000000000000096 0 95
Glims Holm Orkney 700155000000000000055 0 32
Gometra (Gòmastra) Mull 7002425000000000000425 5 155
Graemsay Orkney 7002409000000000000409 21 62
Great Bernera (Beàrnaraigh Mòr) Lewis and Harris 70032122000000000002,122 233 87
Great Cumbrae (Cumaradh Mòr) Firth of Clyde 70031168000000000001,168 1434 127
Grimsay (Griomasaigh) Uists and Barra 7002833000000000000833 201 22
Grimsay (South) (Griomasaigh) Uists and Barra 7002117000000000000117 * 19 20
Gruinard Island (Eilean Ghruinneard) Highland 7002196000000000000196 0 106
Gunna (Gunnaigh) Mull 700169000000000000069 0 35
Handa (Eilean Shannda) Highland 7002309000000000000309 0 123
Hascosay Shetland 7002275000000000000275 0 30
Hellisay (Theiliseigh) Uists and Barra 7002142000000000000142 0 79
Hermetray (Thearnatraigh) Uists and Barra 700172000000000000072 0 35
Hildasay Shetland 7002108000000000000108 0 32
Hirta (Hiort) St Kilda 7002670000000000000670 0 430
Holy Isle (Eilean MoLaise) Firth of Clyde 7002253000000000000253 13 314
Horse Island Summer Isles 700153000000000000053 0 60
Housay Out Skerries 7002163000000000000163 50 53
Hoy Orkney 700413458000000000013,458 272 479
Hunda Orkney 7002100000000000000100 0 41
Inchcailloch (F) (Innis na Cailleach) Loch Lomond 700150000000000000050 0 85
Inchcolm (Innis Choluim) Firth of Forth 70009000000000000009 * 2 34
Inchfad (F) (Innis Fada) Loch Lomond 700140000000000000040 c.40 * 2 24
Inch Kenneth (Innis Choinnich) Mull 700155000000000000055 0 49
Inchlonaig (F) Loch Lomond 700180000000000000080 0 62
Inchmarnock (Innis Mheàrnaig) Firth of Clyde 7002266000000000000266 0 60
Inchmurrin (F) (Innis Mheadhran) Loch Lomond 7002120000000000000120 13 89
Inchtavannach (F) (Innis Taigh a' Mhanaich) Loch Lomond 700170000000000000070 3 84
Innis Chonan (F) Loch Awe 70008000000000000008 * 1 62
Iona (Ì Chaluim Chille) Mull 7002877000000000000877 125 100
Isay (Ìosaigh) Skye 700160000000000000060 0 28
Islay (Ìle) Islay 700461956000000000061,956 3457 491
Isle Martin (Eilean Mhàrtainn) Summer Isles 7002157000000000000157 0 120
Isle of Ewe (Eilean Iùbh) Highland 7002309000000000000309 12 72
Isle of May (Eilean Mhàigh) Firth of Forth 700145000000000000045 0 50
Isle Ristol (Eilean Ruisteil) Summer Isles 7002225000000000000225 * 0 71
Jura (Diùra) Islay 700436692000000000036,692 188 785
Kerrera (Cearrara) Firth of Lorne 70031214000000000001,214 42 189
Killegray (Ceileagraigh) Lewis and Harris 7002176000000000000176 0 45
Kirkibost (Eilean Chirceboist) Uists and Barra 7002205000000000000205 0 7
Lamba Shetland 700143000000000000043 0 35
Lamb Holm Orkney 700140000000000000040 0 20
Lewis and Harris (Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) Lewis and Harris 7005217898000000000217,898 19918 799
Linga, Muckle Roe Shetland 700170000000000000070 0 69
Linga, Yell Shetland 700145000000000000045 0 26
Linga Holm Orkney 700157000000000000057 0 10
Lismore (Lios Mòr) Loch Linnhe 70032351000000000002,351 146 127
Little Bernera (Beàrnaraigh Beag) Lewis and Harris 7002138000000000000138 0 41
Little Colonsay (Colbhasa Beag) Mull 700188000000000000088 0 61
Little Cumbrae (Cumaradh Beag) Firth of Clyde 7002313000000000000313 0 123
Longa Island (Longa) Highland 7002126000000000000126 0 70
Longay (Longaigh) Skye 700150000000000000050 0 67
Luing (An t-Eilean Luinn) Slate Islands 70031430000000000001,430 212 94
Lunga Slate Islands 7002254000000000000254 7 98
Lunga Treshnish Isles 700181000000000000081 0 103
Mainland, Orkney Orkney 700452325000000000052,325 15315 271
Mainland, Shetland Shetland 700496879000000000096,879 17550 450
Eilean Mhealasta Lewis and Harris 7002124000000000000124 0 77
Mingulay (Miughalaigh) Uists and Barra 7002640000000000000640 0 273
Moncrieffe Island (F) (Eilean Monadh Craoibhe) River Tay 700146000000000000046 * 3 5
Mousa Shetland 7002180000000000000180 0 55
Muck (Eilean nam Muc) Small Isles 7002559000000000000559 30 137
Muckle Roe Shetland 70031773000000000001,773 104 267
Muldoanich (Maol Dòmhnaich) Uists and Barra 700178000000000000078 0 153
Mull (Muile) Mull 700487535000000000087,535 2667 966
North Rona (Rònaigh) Atlantic Outlier 7002109000000000000109 0 108
North Ronaldsay Orkney 7002690000000000000690 70 20
North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath) Uists and Barra 700430305000000000030,305 1271 347
Noss Shetland 7002343000000000000343 0 181
Oldany Island Highland 7002200000000000000200 * 0 104
Oronsay (Orasaigh) Islay 7002543000000000000543 5 93
Oronsay (Orasaigh) Uists and Barra 700185000000000000085 0 25
Oronsay (Orasaigh) Mull 7002230000000000000230 * 0 58
Oxna Shetland 700168000000000000068 0 38
Pabay (Pabaigh) Skye 7002122000000000000122 0 28
Pabay Mòr Lewis and Harris 7002101000000000000101 0 68
Pabbay (Pabaigh) Uists and Barra 7002250000000000000250 0 171
Pabbay (Pabaigh) Lewis and Harris 7002820000000000000820 0 196
Papa Shetland 700159000000000000059 0 32
Papa Little Shetland 7002226000000000000226 0 82
Papa Stour Shetland 7002828000000000000828 23 87
Papa Stronsay Orkney 700174000000000000074 10 13
Papa Westray Orkney 7002918000000000000918 65 48
Priest Island (Eilean a' Chlèirich) Summer Isles 7002122000000000000122 0 78
Raasay (Ratharsair) Skye 70036405000000000006,405 192 443
Ronay (Rònaigh) Uists and Barra 7002563000000000000563 0 115
Rousay Orkney 70034860000000000004,860 212 250
Rùm Small Isles 700410463000000000010,463 22 812
Samphrey Shetland 700166000000000000066 0 29
Sanda Island (Sandaigh) Firth of Clyde 7002151000000000000151 1 123
Sanday (Sandaigh) Orkney 70035043000000000005,043 478 65
Sanday (Sandaigh) Small Isles 7002184000000000000184 6 59
Sandray (Sanndraigh) Uists and Barra 7002385000000000000385 0 207
Scalpay (Sgalpaigh) Skye 70032483000000000002,483 10 392
Scalpay (Sgalpaigh) Lewis and Harris 7002653000000000000653 322 104
Scarba (Sgarba) Islay 70031474000000000001,474 0 449
Scarp (An Sgarp) Lewis and Harris 70031045000000000001,045 0 308
Seaforth Island (Eilean Shìphiort) Lewis and Harris 7002273000000000000273 0 217
Seil (Saoil) Slate Islands 70031329000000000001,329 560 146
Sgeotasaigh Lewis and Harris 700149000000000000049 0 57
Shapinsay Orkney 70032948000000000002,948 300 64
Shillay (Siolaigh) Lewis and Harris 700147000000000000047 0 79
Shuna (Siuna) Slate Islands 7002451000000000000451 1 90
Shuna (Siuna) Loch Linnhe 7002155000000000000155 0 71
Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach) Skye 7005165625000000000165,625 9232 993
Soay (Sòdhaigh) Skye 70031036000000000001,036 7 141
Soay (Soaigh) St Kilda 700199000000000000099 0 378
Soay Mòr (Sòdhaigh Mòr) Lewis and Harris 700145000000000000045 0 37
South Havra Shetland 700159000000000000059 0 42
South Rona (Rònaigh) Skye 7002930000000000000930 2 125
South Ronaldsay Orkney 70034980000000000004,980 854 118
South Uist (Uibhist a Deas) Uists and Barra 700432026000000000032,026 1818 620
South Walls Orkney 70031100000000000001,100 120 (est) 57
Stockinish Island (Eilean Stocainis) Lewis and Harris 700149000000000000049 0 44
Stroma (Sròmaigh) Highland 7002375000000000000375 0 53
Stromay (Sròmaigh) Uists and Barra 700166000000000000066 0 16
Stronsay Orkney 70033275000000000003,275 343 44
Stuley Uists and Barra 700145000000000000045 0 40
Switha Orkney 700141000000000000041 0 29
Swona Orkney 700192000000000000092 0 41
Tahay (Taghaigh) Uists and Barra 700153000000000000053 0 65
Tanera Beag Summer Isles 700166000000000000066 0 83
Tanera Mòr (Tannara Mòr) Summer Isles 7002310000000000000310 5 124
Taransay (Tarasaigh) Lewis and Harris 70031475000000000001,475 0 267
Texa Islay 700148000000000000048 0 48
Tiree (Tiriodh) Mull 70037834000000000007,834 770 141
Torsa Slate Islands 7002113000000000000113 0 62
Trondra Shetland 7002275000000000000275 133 60
Ulva (Ulbha) Mull 70031990000000000001,990 16 313
Unst Shetland 700412068000000000012,068 720 284
Uyea, Unst Shetland 7002205000000000000205 0 50
Vaila Shetland 7002327000000000000327 2 95
Vacsay (Bhacsaigh) Lewis and Harris 700141000000000000041 0 34
Vallay (Bhàlaigh) Uists and Barra 7002260000000000000260 0 38
Vatersay (Bhatarsaigh) Uists and Barra 7002960000000000000960 94 185
Vementry Shetland 7002370000000000000370 0 90
West Burra Shetland 7002743000000000000743 753 217
West Linga Shetland 7002125000000000000125 0 52
Westray Orkney 70034713000000000004,713 563 169
Whalsay Shetland 70031970000000000001,970 1034 119
Wiay (Fuidheigh) Skye 7002148000000000000148 0 60
Wiay (Fuidheigh) Uists and Barra 7002375000000000000375 0 102
Wyre Orkney 7002311000000000000311 18 32
Yell Shetland 700421211000000000021,211 957 205

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