Post box on Pabay, looking over to Skye
|Highest point:||92 ft|
The island is formed of fossil-containing limestone, with some micaceous shale, named Pabba Shale. It forms a flat plateau with cliffs on the North and East shores. The surrounding low reefs encroach on its shores and double the area at low water.
HistoryDean Monro in 1549 gave the following description:
At the shore of Skye foresaid, lies an isle called Pabay, near one mile in length, full of woods, good for fishing, and a main shelter for thieves and cut-throats, it pertains to Mackinnon.
It issues its own postage stamps.
Pabay's flora consists of heath, dry grassland, herb marsh, salt marsh, woodland remnants and 75 acres of newly planted trees.
"Cricket on Pabay" is a painting by Elizabeth Edenborough.
| ("Wikimedia Commons" has material|
- "Overview for Pabay". Gazetteer for Scotland. http://www.scottish-places.info/features/featurefirst1614.html. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- "Isle of Pabay - History". http://www.pabay.org/pa_hist.html. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- Monro, Donald (High Dean of the Isles), Description of the Western Isles of Scotland (William Auld, Edinburgh, 1774)
- A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland: Pabay
- "Cricket on Pabay" elizabethedenborough.co.uk Retrieved 31 July 2010.