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Hascosay

An uninhabited island lying between Yell and Fetlar in Shetland, Hascosay is separated from the former by the Hascosay Sound and South Sound, and from the latter by the Colgrave Sound. The island covers an area of 275 ha (679 acres) and rises to 29m (95 feet) above cliffs on its southern coast. A population of 42 was recorded in 1841, but all the people had left within 20 years. The middle section of the island (extending to 165 ha / 407 acres) is designated as a Special Area of Conservation owing to its intact blanket bog with shallow pools.


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