Click for Bookshop

Pabbay


(Pabaigh)

An uninhabited island of 250 ha (618 acres) at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides, Pabbay (Gael: Pabaigh) lies between Sandray and Mingulay. It is one of the small group of islands known as the Bishop's Isles and rises in the southwest to a height of 171m (561 feet) at The Hoe. In early Christian times there was a cell or hermitage on the island. A symbol stone, cross-slab and chapel site still survive above the white-shell-sand beach of Bagh Ban. On May 1st 1897 all the able bodied men of the island lost their lives at sea whilst long line fishing and by 1911 the island's population had dwindled to eleven. Pabbay was purchased by the National Trust for Scotland in 2000.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better