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Soyea Island
Meaning of name Sheep island
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OS grid reference NC0465521990
Coordinates 58°08′36″N 5°19′14″W / 58.143442°N 5.3206176°W / 58.143442; -5.3206176
Physical geography
Area 20 hectares (0.08 sq mi)
Highest elevation 38m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland
Population 0

Soyea Island or Soyea is an uninhabited rocky island at the mouth of Loch Inver, in Assynt, Sutherland, in the council area of Highland, Scotland. It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Lochinver. Broad Rocks are located 600 yards from the eastern edge of Soyea Island. Soyea Island is half a mile long from east to west, its area is 20 hectares and it rises to 38 metres. Soyea marks the entrance of the fishing harbour of Lochinver. Soyea Island has a yellow pedestal light on it.


The name "Soyea" is Old Norse and means "Sheep-isle" or "Sea island". In 1881 it was recorded as a pastoral islet. In the 1920s, Soyea had a colony of Abraxas grossulariata (magpie moths) which were rare on the mainland.

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