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Gaelic: Bhàlaigh

Outer Hebrides

Vallay Shoreline - - 843072.jpg
Vallay shoreline

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Location: 57°24’-0"N, 7°15’0"W
Grid reference: NF769763
Area: 642 acres
Highest point: 125 feet
Population: 0

Vallay is an uninhabited tidal island of Inverness-shire, in the Outer Hebrides. It is linked to North Uist by a long beach at low tide.

Its name is from Norse (fjell ey) and means "hill island".

Southeast coast from Solas
The abandoned house of Erskine Beveridge in July 2004

Once the island supported a population of nearly sixty people, its best-known inhabitant was the archaeologist Erskine Beveridge. The island today is also known for its sea birds and for prehistoric monuments.

Valley bears the odd distinction of being the smallest Scottish island to have an area greater than 1 square mile, at mean high tide.