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Huney is located in Shetland
Huney shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HP648063
Coordinates 60°44′N 0°49′W / 60.74°N 0.81°W / 60.74; -0.81
Physical geography
Island group Shetland
Area 17 hectares (42 acres)[1]
Highest elevation 19 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Shetland Islands
Population 0[2]
References [3][4]
Huney from Unst

Huney is an uninhabited island due east of the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The island is located approximately 1 kilometre south west of the Balta and has an area of just under 0.2 square kilometres (0.08 sq mi). Huney is linked to Unst at an extremely low tide by a sandy tombolo called the Yei of Huney. It is uninhabited.[3]

The World War I British E class submarine E49 was sunk in the channel between Huney and Balta with the loss of 3 officers and 28 ratings on 12 March 1917. The submarine was heading out of Balta Sound on patrol when it struck a Naval mine probably lain by German U-boat UC-76. The wreck is now a designated war grave.[5]


  1. ^ "Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland" (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  2. ^ National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 1 Shetland (Yell, Unst & Fetlar) (Map). Ordnance Survey. ISBN 9780319228074.
  5. ^ "Hms/E49: Balta Sound, Unst, North sea". RCAHMS. Retrieved 23 September 2013.

Coordinates: 60°44′N 0°49′W / 60.733°N 0.817°W / 60.733; -0.817

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