Wiay, Skye

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Gaelic: Bhuia/Fuidheigh


Wiay cliffs
Location: 57°20’24"N, 6°30’0"W
Grid reference: NG292363
Area: 366 acres
Highest point: 197 ft
Population: 0[1]

Wiay is a currently uninhabited island in Loch Bracadale off the coast of Skye in Inverness-shire.

Wiay lies west of Skye, a mile off the coast, near the village of Ullinish. It is the largest island in Loch Bracadale, with an area of 366 acres. Most of the coastline consists of vertical cliffs and the southern bluff is a striking overhanging cliff.[2] There are also several sea caves along the vertical cliff coast line.

The island has been uninhabited since the late 19th century.


There are two large herring gull colonies on the island.[2]


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Wiay, Skye)
  1. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Wiay". Lonely-isles.com. http://www.redwebforum.com/isles/wiay/Home.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 

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