Muckle Green Holm

Muckle Green Holm
Muckle Green Holm is located in Scotland
Muckle Green Holm
Muckle Green Holm shown within Scotland
OS grid reference HY525272
Gaelic name Unknown
Norse name Hellisey
Meaning of name Mixture of English and Old Norse meaning 'large green small round island'.
Area and summit
Area 32 hectares (0.12 sq mi)
Highest elevation 28 m
Population 0
Island group Orkney
Local Authority Orkney Islands
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References [1][2]
If shown, area and population ranks are for all Scottish islands and all inhabited Scottish islands respectively. Population data is from 2001 census.

Muckle Green Holm is an uninhabited island in the North Isles of the Orkney archipelago in Scotland. It is roughly 32 hectares (0.12 sq mi) in extent and rises to 28 metres above sea level, the summit having a trig point. The literal meaning of the name is somewhat contradictory. 'Holm' is from the Old Norse holmr, meaning a small and rounded islet.[3] 'Muckle' is Scots for 'big' or 'large' so it's a big small island. To the south lies Little Green Holm, and between the two is the Sound of Green Holms. Eastward is a strait called Fall of Warness between Muckle Green Holm and the much larger island of Eday. In these waters the European Marine Energy Centre have installed tidal power testing equipment.[4]

Muckle Green Holm has a Great Cormorant colony and a population of European Otters.[1]

See also

List of Orkney islands


  1. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 1841954543. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey
  3. ^ Waugh, Doreen J., Orkney Place-names in Omand, Donald (ed.) (2003) The Orkney Book. Edinburgh, Birlinn. Page 119
  4. ^ "EMEC". Retrieved 2007-02-03. 

Coordinates: 59°7′48″N 2°49′44″W / 59.13°N 2.82889°W / 59.13; -2.82889

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