Ronay  Inverness Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Ronay like this:

Ronay, an island of North Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, 1 mile S of the south-eastern extremity of North Uist island, and 2 miles NE of Benbecula. It measures 2¼ miles in length, and 17/8 mile in extreme breadth; is much indented by the sea; has a belt of low productive land around its coast-line; and rises to a height of 600 feet above sea-level, presenting a rocky aspect in its higher grounds, and a broken surface down its eastern declivity. ...

At one time it was regarded as of little or no value, but it has been improved by culture, so as now to be considered one of the best grazing grounds in North Uist parish. Pop. (1871) 6, (1881) 6.

Ronay through time

Ronay is now part of Eilean Siar district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eilean Siar has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ronay itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ronay, in Eilean Siar and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th September 2021

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