Island grains have been studied in iron samples that had been treated by critical-strainannealing and in commercial silicon iron alloy sheets after incomplete secondary recrystallisation. Such islands remain behind because their boundaries have such a low mobility that the grains cannot shrink away in the time available during annealing. Misorientations of these islands in relation to the grains surrounding them were measured using EBSD. Similar results were observed in both materials. A small number of low angle boundaries were found and also many twin boundaries. The most remarkable observation, however, was the presence of many general high angle boundaries that did not correspond to any evident coincidence relation.