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View over Uynarey (with Brother Isle behind)

Uynarey is one of the uninhabited Shetland islands lying in Yell Sound which separates the islands of Yell and Mainland, Shetland at HU439808.

Uynarey lies just to the north of Bigga, and east of Brother Isle. It is an RSPB reserve.[1]

The name appears to come from the Norse for "venerated island", though the reason is unknown.

Geology and geography

The island is approximately half a mile long; a small, steep-sided island and wholly uninhabited by man. There is a small bay in the east - Haa Geo, and a cave in the west. The north end is called "the Niv".

The geology is moine gneiss and quartzite.


  1. Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
The islands of Yell Sound, Shetland

Bigga  • Brother Isle  • Fish Holm  • Lamba  • Linga  • Little Holm  • Little Roe  • Lunna Holm  • Muckle Holm  • Orfasay  • Ramna Stacks  • Samphrey  • Uynarey


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