Covering an area of 50 ha (124 acres), the island of Longay is situated to the east of Scalpay, north of Pabay and in the Inner Sound, between the mainland and the Isle of Skye. Associated with pirates in the 16th Century, who plundered many of the ships traversing the Inner Sound, the island was once heavily forested, though now it is used for sheep pasture. It is uninhabited apart from countless seabirds. The name Longay means 'longship island'.

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