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There are many small islands in Scotland called Flodday (Scots Gaelic: Flodaigh) or similar and this list provides a guide to their location. The derivation of the name is from the Old Norse floti meaning 'raft' or 'float'.[1] The similar island names Fladda and Flotta are also from the Norse flatr and mean 'flat island'.[2] Usage is not always consistent in external sources.

Contents

Outer HebridesEdit

Lewis near Great Bernera/BeàrnaraighEdit

HarrisEdit

North UistEdit

BenbeculaEdit

BarraEdit

Inner HebridesEdit

OrkneyEdit

ShetlandEdit

Main referencesEdit

  • Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  • 1:50,000 (Map). Ordnance Survey.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Archived from the original (pdf) on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  2. ^ Orkney placenames. Orkneyjar. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  3. ^ General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands Archived November 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 22 Jan 2011.
  4. ^ "Fladdaidh" Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. Staffin Community Trust. Retrieved 12 February 2011.