1) SOAY, an island, in the parish of Bracadale, Isle of Skye, county of Inverness; containing 113 inhabitants. It is situated about south-east-by-east of the point of Rhuandunan, opposite to Loch Skavaig, and is separated from the Isle of Skye by the sound of its own name. On the north-west is a deeply-indented harbour which nearly divides the island into two parts.
   2) SOAY, an isle, in the parish of Assynt, county of Sutherland. This is a small isle, on the western coast of the county, at the entrance of Loch Inver; and is about half a mile in length, very narrow, and rather flat, though not wholly so. There is much heather, but a portion of the island affords good pasturage.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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