1) UYA, an isle, in the parish of Northmavine, county of Shetland. It lies on the north-west coast of the parish, and covers a safe harbour of the same name on the Mainland. Though its circumference scarcely exceeds two miles, it is considered of much value on account of its good pasture land.
   2) UYA, an isle, in the parish of Unst, county of Shetland; containing 23 inhabitants. This isle lies to the south of Unst island, and has an indentation called Uya Sound, forming a commodious harbour, well sheltered, and which is a great resort of vessels engaged in the deep-sea fishing. The isle is more than a mile in length and nearly a mile in breadth, and affords pasturage for cattle and sheep.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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