Sula Sgeir

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Sula Sgeir
Gaelic nameSula Sgeir
Norse nameSúlasker
Meaning of nameGannet Skerry
Sula Sgeir is located in Scotland
Sula Sgeir
Sula Sgeir
Sula Sgeir shown within Scotland
Coordinates59°05′N 6°09′W / 59.09°N 6.15°W / 59.09; -6.15Coordinates: 59°05′N 6°09′W / 59.09°N 6.15°W / 59.09; -6.15
Physical geography
Island groupNorth Atlantic
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaOuter Hebrides
Sula Sgeir from the South West.

Sula Sgeir is a small, uninhabited Scottish island in the North Atlantic. One of the most remote of the British Isles. The island is inhospitable to humans. There is a ruined stone house called Taigh Beannaichte (Blessed House) on the east headland Sgeir an Teampall, the island is formed by pieces of rocks, where are often hard to walk on. Sula Sgeir is a National Nature Reserve since 1956. It is an important place for birds.

The most famous part of island are the caves, which can be explored.

Fauna[change | change source]

There are 5,000 breeding pairs of gannets on Sula Sgeir, which they share with other bird species such as Black-legged Kittiwakes, guillemots, puffins and fulmars.