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About the Island of Scalpay
Scalpay is around 2.5 miles long and rises to a height of 341 feet at Beinn Scorabhaig.

Scalpay's nearest neighbour, Harris, is just 300m away across Caolas Scalpaigh. The two Islands were linked in 1997 by a bridge that replaced the ferry service.

The main settlement on the Island is at the north, near the bridge, clustered around An Acairseid a Tuath (North Harbour). The island is peppered with small lochans. The largest of these is Loch an Duin (Loch of the Fort) which has a tiny island in it, with the remains of a fort still visible.

The island has a population of approximately 300 people, whose main employment is fish farming and prawn fishing.

Eilean Glas, a small peninsula on Scalpay's eastern shore is home to the first lighthouse to be built in the Outer Hebrides.
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