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List of islands called Linga

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This list of islands called Linga provides an index for islands in Scotland with this and similar names.


Linga (Northern Isles) (sometimes Lingay and Lingeigh in the Hebrides) is an extremely common name for Scottish islands and occurs most frequently in Shetland. It is derived from the old Norse lyngey meaning "heather island". The Scottish Gaelic equivalent is Fraoch Eilean or Eilean an Fhraoich.


  • Linga, Hildasay
  • Hogg of Linga
  • Linga, Muckle Roe
  • Linga, Samphrey
  • Linga, Vaila
  • Linga Skerries
  • Linga, Vementry
  • Linga, Yell (near Gutcher and Bluemull Sound)
  • Off Whalsay
  • West Linga
  • Calf of Linga, West Linga
  • Little Linga, West Linga
  • Calf of Little Linga
  • East Linga
  • Calf of Linga, East Linga
  • Linga Skerries in South Nesting Bay off Mainland, Shetland
  • Urie Lingey off Fetlar
  • Orkney

  • Off Stronsay
  • Linga Holm (off St Catherine's Bay)
  • Little Linga, Stronsay (off Links Ness)
  • Off Auskerry
  • Linga Skerries
  • Hebrides

  • Lingay, Fiaray north of Barra and west of Eriskay
  • Lingay, Killegray south east of Killegray in the Sound of Harris
  • Lingeigh in the Bishop's Isles, south of Barra
  • Lingay, Wiay off Benbecula
  • Langay or Langaigh, an islet north of Lingay, Killegray and east of Killegray in the Sound of Harris
  • Lingay Fhada north of Fuiay and Barra, and south west of Hellisay
  • Garbh Lingay also north of Fuiay and Barra, and south west of Hellisay
  • Lingeam (from Norse "Lyng Holm")
  • Lingeigh, North Uist south east of Boreray
  • Similar names

    There are also a number of Scottish islands with similar names e.g.

  • Langa, Shetland, off Hildasay, Shetland.
  • Longa, near Gairloch in Wester Ross.
  • Longa Skerry, off West Linga, Shetland.
  • Longay off Skye
  • Luing in the Slate Islands
  • Luinn, (the Gaelic for Luing).
  • Lunga (Treshnish Isles) off Mull.
  • Lunga, Firth of Lorn in the Slate Islands, Argyll.
  • Lunna Holm off Yell, Shetland.
  • References

    List of islands called Linga Wikipedia

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