|Highest point:||138 feet|
The name is from Norse and means "Ewe Island".
The island's rock is "epidiotic syenite with undifferentiated schist and gneiss."
The soil is fairly fertile, but the lack of running water meant that, unusually for Shetland, the islanders resorted to building a windmill to grind corn.
Geological features on the island include caves and natural arches
Little Havra is to its west.
Olaf Sinclair, a foud ("magistrate") of all Shetland lived here in the 16th century.
The island's ruined windmill is an unusual sight in the Shetland Islands, especially as some have pointed out, that the Dutch were amongst the archipelago's most frequent visitors.
South Havra has been uninhabited since May, 1923. Previously the population was big enough to support a school.
|The Scalloway Islands|
|Islands of Shetland|