Hellisay is island of some 351 acres which is found to the North East of Barra. It lies between Barra and Eriskay, to the South West of the larger abandoned island of Fuday.
Clearances on the surrounding islands led to a peak population of over 100. However, it wasn't long before Hellisay itself was cleared as most of the islanders moved on to Eriskay. The island has been uninhabited since 1890. These days fish farms operate in the neighbouring waters but permanent settlers have never returned to Hellisay.
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Undiscovered Scotland - This page from the excellent Undiscovered Scotland website tells you all you need to know about Barra and the surrounding area.