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Number of People on Scottish Islands who speak Gaelic

Island group Total persons   Percentage of persons aged 3 or over who speak Gaelic
 
2001 1991   2001 1991
         
Scotland 5,062,011  4,998,567    1.2  1.4 
           
Inhabited island groups 99,638  102,757    22.0  26.7 
           
Argyll & Bute          
Bute 7,228  7,354    1.2  1.1 
Coll 164  172    12.0  13.3 
Colonsay 113  106    23.9  27.9 
Easdale 58  ..     7.0  ..  
Gigha 110  143    14.2  15.6 
Iona 125  130    4.9  5.4 
Islay 3,457  3,538    24.5  35.3 
Jura 188  196    11.0  18.0 
Lismore 146  140    29.0  32.8 
Luing 220  182    3.3  14.1 
Mull 2,696  2,708    13.4  16.7 
Seil 560  547    3.6  8.6 
Tiree 770  768    48.6  58.8 
           
Eilean Siar          
Barra 1,078  1,244    69.4  76.0 
Benbecula 1,249  1,803    58.1  46.0 
Berneray (North Uist) 136  141    63.7  89.1 
Eriskay 133  179    79.8  78.7 
Great Bernera 233  262    64.9  79.9 
Grimsay (North) 201  215    72.6  88.3 
Lewis and Harris 19,918  21,737    58.6  67.4 
North Uist 1,320  1,459    68.0  75.2 
Scalpay (Harris) 322  382    86.2  93.5 
South Uist 1,818  2,106    72.6  80.6 
Vatersay 94  72    58.9  79.1 
           
Highland          
Eigg 131  141    17.2  20.5 
Raasay 194  163    38.0  61.5 
Skye 9,251  8,868    37.9  47.2 
           
North Ayrshire          
Arran 5,058  4,474    1.5  1.6 
Great Cumbrae 1,434  1,393    1.4  1.5 
           
Orkney Islands          
Burray 357  363    0.3  0.0 
Eday 121  166    0.0  1.3 
Flotta 81  126    1.3  0.8 
Hoy 392  477    1.3  0.9 
Mainland of Orkney 15,339  15,128    0.5  0.5 
North Ronaldsay 70  92    0.0  0.0 
Papa Westray 65  85    0.0  0.0 
Rousay 267  291    0.4  0.7 
Sanday (Orkney) 478  533    1.3  1.0 
Shapinsay 300  322    0.3  0.0 
South Ronaldsay 854  943    0.5  0.3 
Stronsay 358  382    0.0  0.3 
Westray 563  704    0.5  0.1 
           
Shetland Islands          
Bressay 384  352    1.1  1.2 
East Burra 66  72    0.0  0.0 
Fair Isle 69  67    0.0  0.0 
Fetlar 86  90    0.0  1.2 
Housay 76  85    0.0  1.2 
Mainland of Shetland 17,575  17,596    0.5  0.5 
Muckle Roe 104  115    0.0  0.0 
Trondra 133  117    0.0  0.0 
Unst 720  1,055    0.3  0.2 
West Burra 784  857    0.0  0.1 
Whalsay 1,034  1,041    0.3  0.5 
Yell 957  1,075    0.1  0.1 
 
 
 
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