WATERSAY, an island, in the parish of Barra, county of Inverness; containing 84 inhabitants. This is an isle of the Hebrides, lying to the south of the island of Barra, from which it is separated by a channel about one mile in breadth, called the Sound of Watersay, and by a narrow strait to the westward only passable by small boats. It is about three miles long, and in some places more than a mile broad, and is divided into two distinct hills, Watersay and Kyles, of which the soil is tolerably fertile. The hills are connected by a flat sandy bar, on the east side whereof is an excellent harbour, affording shelter to vessels even of the largest burthen.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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