Danna, Scotland

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Danna is located in Argyll and Bute
Danna shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR695785
Gaelic name Danna
Pronunciation [t̪an̪ˠə] ( )
Meaning of name Of unclear Norse origin1
Area and summit
Area 315 ha (1.22 sq mi)
Area rank 832
Highest elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population 13
Population rank 89=2
Pop. density 0.3 people/km234
Island group Islay
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
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References 45
An empty farm house on Danna

Danna Island (Scottish Gaelic: Danna) is an inhabited tidal island in Argyll and Bute. It is connected to the mainland by a stone causeway and is at the southern end of the narrow Tayvallich peninsula, which separates Loch Sween from the Sound of Jura.6 It is part of the Ulva, Danna and the MacCormaig Isles SSSI.7 Danna is part of the Knapdale National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.8


  1. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ a b National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  6. ^ Murray, W.H. (1977) The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland. London. Collins. Page 89.
  7. ^ SSSI Designation. The nearby Ulva Islands should not be confused with Ulva near Mull.
  8. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 30 Mar 2011.

Coordinates: 55°56′41″N 5°41′27″W / 55.94472°N 5.69083°W / 55.94472; -5.69083

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