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Gaelic name Flodaigh
Norse name floti
Meaning of name 'raft' or 'float' island
OS grid reference NF751022
Coordinates 57°00′N 7°21′W / 57.00°N 7.35°W / 57.00; -7.35
Physical geography
Island group Uists and Barra
Area 40 ha (99 acres)
Area rank 220= 
Highest elevation 41 m (135 ft)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 0

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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