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Pabbay, Harris

OS grid reference: NF888876
Coordinates: 57°46′N 7°14′W / 57.77°N 7.23°W / 57.77; -7.23
Gaelic name:
Norse name: Papey
Meaning of name: Island of the papar
Area and Summit
Area: 820 ha (3.2 sq mi)
Area rank (Scottish islands): 60
Highest elevation: Beinn a' Chàrnain 196 m (643 ft)
Population (2001): 0

Pabbay (Scottish Gaelic: Pabaigh) is an uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland which lies in the Sound of Harris between Harris and North Uist. The name comes from Papey, which is Norse for "Island of the papar (Culdee)"

Pabbay and boat

The island was once very fertile, supporting a three-figure population and exporting corn, barley and illicit whisky. Most of the stewards of St. Kilda were Pabbay men. The island was cleared for sheep in 1846.


Coordinates: 57°46′14″N 7°14′3″W / 57.77056°N 7.23417°W / 57.77056; -7.23417

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