Horse Island, Summer Isles

Horse Island (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean nan Each) is an uninhabited island in the Summer Isles, in the north west of Scotland.

Horse Island
Scottish Gaelic nameEilean nan Each
Horse Island is located in Highland
Horse Island
Horse Island
En Mhic Coinnich shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid referenceNC023045
Coordinates57°59′N 5°20′W / 57.99°N 5.34°W / 57.99; -5.34
Physical geography
Island groupSummer Isles
Area53 ha (316 sq mi)
Area rank196= [1]
Highest elevationSgùrr nan Uan, 60 m (197 ft)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaHighland
Horse Island from Badenscaillie

Once inhabited, the island now only supports a herd of wild goats.[5][6] It rises to a maximum elevation of 60 metres (197 feet) at Sgùrr nan Uan ("peak of the lambs").


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey
  5. ^ Perrott, David (1988). Guide to the Western Islands of Scotland. Edinburgh: Kittiwake Press. ISBN 0-7028-0886-5.
  6. ^ "Overview of Horse Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-12-15.

Coordinates: 57°59′10″N 5°20′40″W / 57.98611°N 5.34444°W / 57.98611; -5.34444