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Little Bernera

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Little Bernera

For other places with the same name, see Berneray (disambiguation).
Little Bernera
OS grid reference
Gaelic name Beàrnaraigh Beag
Norse name bjarnar-øy
Meaning of name Bjørn's island, from Norse
Area and summit
Area 138 ha
Area rank 129=
Highest elevation Tordal 41 m
Population 0
Island group Lewis
Local Authority
References [1][2][3][4]
Where shown, area and population ranks are for all Scottish islands and all inhabited Scottish islands respectively. There are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent. There were 93 permanently inhabited islands listed in the 2011 census and more than 20 others that are inhabited from time to time.

Little Bernera (Scottish Gaelic: Beàrnaraigh Beag) is a small island situated off the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Little Bernera lies between the sea lochs of West and East Loch Roag, immediately to the north of Great Bernera. The island rises to a height of 42m (137 feet) and has an area of 138 ha.

A few centuries ago, the island was the place where people of Carloway were buried, before a cemetery was built in that village. Today, gravestones can still be seen on the island, but are beginning to disappear into the ground.

At Traigh an Teampaill, there is a ruined chapel and small graveyard.


Coordinates: 58°15′55″N 6°52′24″W / 58.26528°N 6.87333°W / 58.26528; -6.87333

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