Linga, Muckle Roe

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Location: 60°21’36"N, 1°21’0"W
Grid reference: HU354639
Area: 173 acres
Highest point: 226 feet
Population: 0

Linga is a small, uninhabited island, a little over half a mile east of Muckle Roe in Shetland. The island is roughly circular in shape and its highest elevation is 226 feet, in an area of 173 acres.

The island is one of many in Shetland of the same name, which means "heather island".

Geography and geology

Linga is almost completely round, with a central peak. It lies between the mouths of Olna Firth and Gon Firth on the west coast of Mainland, Shetland.[1]

To the north is the parish of Delting on Mainland, and the Mainland also lies along the south and east. Papa Little is to the south west, and Mavis Grind to the north.

There is a submerged rock, known as Groin Baa to the north.

The island is composed of gneiss and schist, with some quartzite and pelite while its landscape is one of rough grass and heather.[2]


  1. "Overview of Linga". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  2. Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 1841954543. 
Islands of Shetland

Inhabited islands:
Mainland  •
Bressay  • Burra (East & West)  • Fair Isle  • Fetlar  • Foula  • Muckle Roe  • Out Skerries  • Papa Stour  • Trondra  • Unst  • Vaila  • Whalsay  • Yell

Other islands:
Balta  •
Bigga  • Brother Isle  • Colsay  • Hascosay  • Hildasay  • Lamba  • Linga, Muckle Roe  • Linga, Yell  • Mousa  • Muckle Flugga  • Noss  • Oxna  • Papa  • Papa Little  • Samphrey  • South Havra  • Uyea, Northmavine  • Uyea, Unst  • Vementry  • West Linga