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Scalloway Islands

Location: 60°7’12"N, 1°22’12"W
Grid reference: HU350372
Area: 168 acres
Highest point: 125 feet
Population: 0

Oxna is one of the Scalloway Islands, lying northwest of Burra in Shetland. Oxna has an area of just 168 acres.

The island has been uninhabited since First World War, but there is a house which is still used as a holiday home. It was presumably a grazing island once, for its Norse name, Yxn-øy, means "Ox Island".

Papa island lies a few hundred yards to the east of Oxna's north coast.


The Scalloway Islands

East BurraHildasayOxnaPapaSouth HavraTrondraWest BurraWest Head of Papa

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

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