Note: There is also a "Sweyn Holm" off St Ninian's Isle, Shetland

Sweyn Holm
Ruin on Sweyn Holm
Ruin on Sweyn Holm
Location
Sweyn Holm is located in Orkney Islands
Sweyn Holm
Sweyn Holm
Sweyn Holm shown within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY455227
Coordinates59°05′N 2°57′W / 59.09°N 2.95°W / 59.09; -2.95
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaOrkney Islands
Demographics
Population0
Lymphad

Sweyn Holm is a small island in the Orkney Islands, next to Gairsay.

It is thought to be named for Sweyn Asleifsson (Sveinn),[1] who was connected with Gairsay or possibly a corruption of "servant's island" in Norse.

Geography and geologyEdit

Sweyn Holm is made up of red sandstone.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.

Coordinates: 59°5′23″N 2°57′4″W / 59.08972°N 2.95111°W / 59.08972; -2.95111