Flodday (Sound of Barra) facts for kids
|Meaning of name||'raft' or 'float' island|
|OS grid reference||NF751022|
|Island group||Uists and Barra|
|Area||40 ha (99 acres)|
|Highest elevation||41 m (135 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
Flodday or Flodaigh (Scottish Gaelic), is a currently uninhabited island that lies to the north east of Barra and is one of ten islands in the Sound of Barra, a Site of Community Importance for conservation in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Its name derives from the Old Norse for "flat island".
Geography and geology
The island is gneiss with fertile soil. A reef to the north ends in a drying islet, Snagaras.
Flodaigh supported one family until cleared in 1851.
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