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This is a list of the Sounds of Scotland. These straits vary in size from substantial sea channels to the tiny Clachan Sound, which is only 21.3 metres (70 ft) wide and spanned by the Clachan Bridge. There are numerous other stretches of open water around the Scottish coasts that could be classified as straits, but which are called by names other than "Sound".


  • Balta Sound on the island of Unst
  • Bluemull Sound between Unst and Yell
  • Colgrave Sound between Fetlar and Yell
  • Easter Sound between Vaila and Whitesness on the West Mainland
  • Sound of Papa between Papa Stour and West Mainland
  • Uyea Sound between Uyea and Unst
  • Vaila Sound separating Vaila from Linga and the bays of Walls
  • Wester Sound between Vaila and Burrastow on the West Mainland
  • Yell Sound between Yell and Mainland Shetland


  • Auskerry Sound between Stronsay and Auskerry
  • Burra Sound between Hoy and Graemsay
  • Clestrain Sound between Mainland Orkney and Graemsay
  • Eynhallow Sound separating Rousay from Mainland Orkney
  • Gairsay Sound between Gairsay and Wyre
  • Gutter Sound between Rysa Little and Fara
  • Holm Sound between Burray, Lamb Holm and Mainland Orkney
  • Hoy Sound between Hoy and Mainland Orkney
  • Linga Sound between Linga Holm and Stronsay
  • Sanday Sound, between Sanday and Stronsay
  • Shapinsay Sound between Shapinsay and Mainland Orkney
  • Sound of Hoxa between South Ronaldsay and Flotta
  • Switha Sound between Switha and Flotta
  • The North Sound between Westray and Sanday
  • Water Sound between Burray and South Ronaldsay
  • Weddell Sound between Fara and Flotta
  • Wyre Sound, between Wyre and Rousay

Inner Hebrides

Outer Hebrides

Firth of Clyde

  • Kilbrannan Sound between Kintyre and Arran
  • Sound of Bute between Bute and Arran
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