Oronsay, Loch Bracadale

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Gaelic: Orasaigh


Oronsay - geograph.org.uk - 1297663.jpg
View of Oronsay from Ullinish Point
Location: 57°20’10"N, 6°27’36"W
Grid reference: NG316360
Area: 45 acres[1]
Highest point: 236 ft
Population: 0[2]

Oronsay is a tidal island in Loch Bracadale on the west coast of Skye in Inverness-shire. At low water the island is connected to Ullinish Point on Skye. Its name is a common one in the Hebrides: in Gaelic it is Orasaigh, and in Norse Örfirirsey, meaning simply "tidal island".


  1. Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  2. National Records of 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.
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