Uyea, Northmavine

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Not to be confused with Uyea, Unst


Uyea and the connecting beach
Location: 60°37’12"N, 1°25’48"W
Grid reference: HU313929
Area: 111 acres
Highest point: 230 feet
Population: 0

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.[1] 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.[2]


  1. "Shetland Walking". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 1841954543. 

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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