|OS grid reference||NC444673|
|Gaelic name||Eilean Hoan|
|Meaning of name||haven island|
|Area and summit|
|Highest elevation||24 m|
|Population rank||n/a out of 101|
Area and population ranks are for all Scottish islands and all inhabited Scottish islands respectively.
Eilean Hoan is an island in Loch Eriboll in Sutherland on the north coast of Scotland. It is about 22 hectares (54 acres) in extent and the highest point is 25 metres (82 ft) above sea level. Its name is of Gaelic and Old Norse derivation and means "haven island".
The island was last inhabited in the early 19th century and the Ordnance Survey indicate the presence of a ruined croft. It is now a nature reserve. Eilean Hoan is located at the northern, seaward end of the loch and there are various small islets in the vicinity including A' Ghoil-sgeir, An Cruachan, An Dubh-sgeir, Eilean Clùimhrig, and Pocan Smoo.
Further south, and deeper into the loch is Eilean Choraidh.
References↑Jump back a section
- "Get-a-Map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
- Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 203
- "Place Names in Durness" states that the names is "from the old Norse How-ey, the burial island." See "Place Names in Durness" countysutherland.co.uk. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
- "Place Names in Durness" countysutherland.co.uk. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
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