Holm of Faray

The Holm of Faray is a small island in the Orkneys, near Faray and Westray, which it lies between.

Geography and geology

Holm of Faray is made up of red sandstoneHaswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.] . It is effectively a continuation of Faray, but is separated from it by Lavey Sound. It has a "head" and a "torso", which are created by East Bight and West Bight, which almost create a separate islet. It is sixteen metres at its highest point.

It is on the west side of the Sound of Faray, which separates it from tiny Red Holm, and the North Ayre on Eday which is a mile away. It is separated from Westray by Rapness Sound in the west (an extension of Westray Firth) and Weatherness Sound to the north.

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