Soyea Island facts for kids
|Meaning of name||Sheep island|
|OS grid reference||NC0465521990|
|Area||20 hectares (0.08 sq mi)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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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