|Gaelic name||Fiaraigh (help·info)|
|Meaning of name||'grass' or 'pasture' island|
Fiaraidh shown within the Outer Hebrides
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Uist and Barra|
|Area||41 hectares (0.16 sq mi)|
|Area rank||217= |
|Highest elevation||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Outer Hebrides|
Fiaraidh (OS; formerly anglicised as Fiaray; Scottish Gaelic: Fiaraigh) is one of the Outer Hebrides. It is 41 ha in size, and 30 metres at its highest point. It is relatively flat and featureless, and is used as a staging post by barnacle geese. The geology is Archaean gneiss.
There are two lochans on the island, and it is surrounded by a large drying reef, which was said to be the abode of a fairy woman.
Nearby Lingay is the subject of some folklore.
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
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