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Norse name yxn-øy
Meaning of name "ox island"
View east towards Papa from Oxna
View east towards Papa from Oxna
Oxna is located in Shetland
Oxna shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU350372
Coordinates 60°07′N 1°22′W / 60.12°N 1.37°W / 60.12; -1.37
Physical geography
Island group Shetland
Area 68 ha
Area rank 177 [1]
Highest elevation 38 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Shetland Islands
Population 0
References [2][3][4][5]

Oxna is one of the Scalloway Islands, lying north west of Burra in Shetland, Scotland. Oxna has an area of 68 hectares (170 acres).

The island has been uninhabited since the First World War, but there is a house which is still used as a holiday home.

Papa island lies a few hundred metres to the east of Oxna's north coast.


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  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. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure.
  5. ^ Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9

Coordinates: 60°7′8″N 1°22′10″W / 60.11889°N 1.36944°W / 60.11889; -1.36944

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