How many habitable Scottish islands are there?

How many small islands is Scotland home to?

Scotland has over 790 islands, most of which are to be found in several distinct main groups. Each of these groups consist of many smaller and larger islands from which the largest inhabited islands, and St Kilda, are featured below.

What is the largest uninhabited island in Scotland?

The largest uninhabited island since its abandonment in the 1970s, Taransay rose to fame in the year 2000 when it was used as the location of the groundbreaking reality TV show Castaway, which followed the fortunes of 36 “competitors” tasked with creating their own Outer Hebridean island community.

Can you buy an island in Scotland?

Uninhabited island measures 485m by 270m

A private Scottish island has been put up for sale for £50,000 – less than the price of some parking spaces in central London. The uninhabited island of Càrn Deas is one of Scotland’s Summer Isles, which lie in the mouth of Loch Broom off the northwest coast, 6km from Ullapool.

Which Scottish island has lowest population?

This is a list of inhabited islands in Scotland showing the population density of each one.

Key data.

Group Highest Lowest
Shetland West Burra Vaila
Orkney Burray Gairsay
Western Isles Scalpay North Uist
Inner Hebrides Easdale Rùm
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How many islands does Great Britain have?

British Isles

show Other native names
Total islands 6,000+
Area 315,159 km2 (121,684 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,345 m (4413 ft)
Highest point Ben Nevis

Do people live on Scarba?

Scarba (Scottish Gaelic: Sgarba) is an island, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, just north of the much larger island of Jura.


Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population Not permanently inhabited since the 1960s