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.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
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