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Danna is not really an island, it is connected to the Argyll mainland (opposite Jura) by a bridge and an isthmus which is seldom, if ever, cut by the high tide. Also its link Danna pointed to a Palestinian village. By contrast, Rùm is a substantial island. Viewfinder 23:43, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, Rùm was included. But there are still anomalies, Soay is included but Raasay and Eriskay are not. And as far as I am aware, the St. Kilda group are Hebrides. Viewfinder 00:24, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I've added what I think are the main ommissions - as you mention, Raasay and Eriskay were fairly glaring. There's still quite a bias towards the minor uninhabited islands of the Inner Hebrides; I'd suggest that the Ascrib Islands, Cara Island, Crowlin Islands, Lunga, maybe Oronsay, Shuna and maybe Soay could all go. Conversely, if we're including islands that small then how about the other Scalpay, Ulva, South Rona, the Summer Isles (if they count as Hebrides), Taransay (of Castaway 2000 fame), Baleshare, etc. etc.? In general uninhabited islands should probably go, with the exception of Staffa which is very notable for other reasons. --Blisco 19:45, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Can't think of any reason not to include the Summer Isles and have done so. Ben MacDui 14:03, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Adding Flannan Isles also. Ben MacDui (Talk) 16:51, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


The addition of Rockall may be controversial, but it is administratively part of the Outer Hebrides, despite the dispute, and its great distance away from them. St Kilda is really not part of the Outer Hebrides geographically either. --MacRusgail 16:10, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Rockall is not in Hebrides, it's on different shelf, therefore remove nationalistic stance from template. The rock was only claimed during the 1950s because economic and mining interests. PurpleA (talk) 02:15, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Please leave the edit war directly on the Rockall article. Whether you like it or not, it is officially administered by the Western Isles Council - even though they don't actually do anything with that official administration.MRM (talk) 06:03, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
It's not in the same archipelago. I think the Aran Islands are nearer. PurpleA (talk) 02:19, 23 January 2009 (UTC)


At present 'Lunga' on the template leads to Lunga (Treshnish Isles). I am currently drafting an article about the Lunga, north of Scarba, which will have an article page name of 'Lunga, Lorn' or something similar. This of course creates a minor problem on the template. My suggestion is to replace the existing 'Lunga' with Treshnish Isles and use 'Lunga' for 'Lunga, Lorn'. An alternative would be to replace the existing 'Lunga' with Treshnish Isles and replace Seil, Luing etc with 'Slate Islands' Ben MacDui (Talk) 21:58, 26 February 2007 (UTC)


Some explanation of recent edits: a trawl through the islands at List of Outer Hebrides has unearthed that a tidal island of this name, to the north of Grimsay is apparently inhabited, (although not listed in the census as a separate island). There is a discussion at WP:ISLET as to what to do about this. Perhaps it is precipitate to include it here until some proper verification of its status, other than maps and photos is obtained, but Eilean Fraoch is a dab page and should not appear here, so I'll remove it. Apologies for the typo in the first attempt. Ben MacDui 17:54, 12 August 2009 (UTC)