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Grid reference: ND365905
Area: 101 acres
Highest point: 92 feet
Population: 0

Switha is a small island in Orkney, lying south of Flotta, used for grazing sheep. There is no written record of the island's ever being inhabited, but Neolithic standing stones and a cairn show that it was at least visited in prehistoric times.

Switha has many storm-petrel burrows and is the winter home to a large colony of barnacle geese.


Islands of Orkney

Inhabited islands:
Mainland  •
Auskerry  • Burray  • Eday  • Egilsay  • Flotta  • Gairsay  • Graemsay  • Hoy  • North Ronaldsay  • Papa Stronsay  • Papa Westray  • Rousay  • Sanday  • Shapinsay  • South Ronaldsay  • South Walls  • Stronsay  • Westray  • Wyre

Other islands:
Eynhallow  •
Helliar Holm  • Lamb Holm  • Switha  • Swona