VALLAY, an island, in the parish of North Uist, county of Inverness; containing 59 inhabitants. This is an island only at low-water, being separated from the north shore of Uist by a shallow sound dry at the subsiding of the tide. It is a mile and a half in length and about half a mile in breadth, with, for the most part, a light sandy soil remarkably fertile in corn and grass in favourable seasons; but the surface is frequently covered with sand when strong gales blow from the north-west, the isle being entirely exposed to the wide sweep of the Atlantic from that point. It is distant from the main land of the parish about two miles, the interval at low-water presenting a spacious strand. At each extremity of Vallay is safe anchorage for shipping.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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