- Not to be confused with Uyea, Unst
Uyea and the connecting beach
|Highest point:||230 feet|
Uyea is an uninhabited tidal island located to the northwest of Mainland, Shetland. Uyea lies off the Northmavine peninsula, from which it can be reached by foot at low tide. The island's highest elevation is 230 feet and its area is 111 acres.
It is one of two islands of Shetland with the same name (the other lying off Unst); the meaning is uncertain but it may be from the Old Norse “sacred place”.
There are several natural arches on its rocky coast, as well as challenging rock climbs. Surrounding skerries include Big Nev, Dorra Stack, Little Nev, Out Shuna Stack, Robert Irvine's Skerry, and The Burrier.
|Islands of Shetland|