East Burra ( Old-norse Barrey ) is a small Scottish island, which belongs to the group of the Shetland Islands. With 515 acres, it is the twelfth-largest island in Scotland.
It is located in the southwest of the main island between Mainland and the eastern neighboring island of West Burra. On both islands, there is a bridge and road connection, so that now, is easy to reach the capital of Shetland, Lerwick. Through the bridge connections, the depopulation of the island could be stopped, so that the population is now fairly constant at 66.
Although more and more residents work in Lerwick, fishing and agriculture still plays a certain role.
The island is about 14 km long, up to 1.5 km wide and has a size of just over 5 km ². It is slightly hilly and virtually treeless.