|Area:||6.8 square miles|
|Highest point:||Mid Ward, 564 feet|
Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, in Saint Magnus Bay, to the west of Mainland, Shetland. It has a population of around 100 people, who mainly croft and live in the south east of the island  It is not near Little Roe.
The island was known in Old Norse as Mikla Rauðey, which means "Big Red Island".
The island is referred to in the Orkneyinga saga.
Geography and geology
Muckle Roe is approximately 3 miles in diameter, with high cliffs in the south. Its highest point is Mid Ward which reaches 564 feet.
There are crofts in the east and south east. The rest of the island is lochan-studded moorland.
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- Fraser, Allen (2002) The Edinburgh Geologist: Old Norse and Norn names in Shetland. Issue 39 Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- Keay, J. & Keay, J. (1994) Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London. HarperCollins.
- 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
- "Overview of Muckle Roe". Gazetteer for Scotland. http://www.scottish-places.info/features/featurefirst1102.html. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
|Islands of Shetland|