Shieldaig Island

Shieldaig Island is an island in Loch Shieldaig, in the council area of Highland, Scotland. It is located 0.25 miles (0.40 km) from Shieldaig. Its area is 13 hectares[2] and its 134 feet high.[1] Shieldaig Island has been the property of the National Trust for Scotland since 1970 and has a thriving bird population.[3] It is almost entirely covered in Scots pine which was thought to have been planted over 100 years ago.[4] The seeds were probably taken from Speyside.[5]

Shieldaig Island
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Shieldaig Island is located in Highland
Shieldaig Island
Shieldaig Island
Shieldaig Island shown within Highland
OS grid referenceNG8100554312
Coordinates57°31′32″N 5°39′33″W / 57.525631°N 5.6591314°W / 57.525631; -5.6591314
Physical geography
Area13 hectares (0.05 sq mi)
Highest elevation134 feet[1]
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaHighland


  1. ^ a b "West Coast of Scotland". H.O. Pub. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Shieldaig". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Shieldaig Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Little gems". National Trust for Scotland. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Shieldaig". Undercover Scotland. Retrieved 12 July 2019.