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Norse name Flat-ey
Meaning of name "flat island"
OS grid reference NM298438
Coordinates 56°31′N 6°23′W / 56.51°N 6.39°W / 56.51; -6.39
Physical geography
Island group Treshnish Isles
Area 26 ha
Highest elevation 26 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 0

Fladda is the northernmost of the Treshnish Isles. Its name comes from the Old Norse Flat-ey meaning "flat island". Fladda is owned by the Hebridean Trust.


Fladda's archaeology is recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. It refers to a building and mounds which may be the site of an early Christian chapel and burial ground. It notes the similarity to finds on Colonsay.

In Literature

Fladda is mentioned in Frank Fraser Darling's book Island Years. He lived on the neighbouring island of Lunga with his wife and son while carrying out research. Darling notes that Fladda was the site of the summer home of the Robertsons, who at that time had been fishing lobsters around the Treshnish Isles for three generations.

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