Oldany Island from Culkein Drumbeg
|Highest point:||Sidhean nan Ealachan; 341 feet|
Oldany Island is an uninhabited island of 500 acres in Assynt, in the west of Sutherland. It lies just off the county's west coast, at the mouth of the Minch, and it joined to the mainland at low tide.
The island was formerly named 'Oldney Island'. The name is Old Norse in origin and possibly means 'fruit island'.
The island is owned by the Turner family and has long been used for grazing sheep.
Oldany Island is a large tidal island at the south-western entrance to Eddrachillis Bay/Kylesku. It has an area of 500 acres and its highest point is Sìdhean nan Ealachan ('The Swans' Fairy Mound') at 341 feet.
The settlement of Oldany is on the adjacent mainland.
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about Oldany Island)
- 'Place names Highlands & Islands of Scotland' (Alex. Macbain)