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Hascosay

The islands rock is coarse micaceous gneiss. The island has several pools, but fresh water is often contaminated salt spray. The area of Hascosay is just over one square mile.

                                               

Heylor

Heylor is a settlement situated on the south side of Ronas Voe in Northmavine, Shetland, Scotland. It lies directly opposite Ronas Hill, Shetlands tallest mountain.

                                               

Hildasay

For the Northlink ferry see MS Hildasay Hildasay old Norse: Hildasey, also known as Hildisay, is an uninhabited island off the West coast of the Shetland mainland.

                                               

Hjaltadans

Hjaltadans, also known as Fairy Ring or Haltadans stone circle, is a stone circle on the island of Fetlar in Shetland, Scotland. This site is a ring of 38 stones, of which 22 are still fixed in the soil, and it is 11 metres in diameter. Inside th ...

                                               

Holm of Noss

It is a tabular islet with vertical faces about 160 ft 49 m high, and is adjacent to the Isle of Noss, from which it is separated by a 20 metres 66 ft. gap Both the Holm of Noss, and the adjacent Faedda Ness on Noss are riddled with caves.

                                               

Housay

Housay has the most complex geology of the Out Skerries, with granite in Mio Ness in the far south west, limestone on the south coast, and large concentrations of gneiss and schist. The island of Housay consists of several thin headlands, with th ...

                                               

Inner Holm of Skaw

The Inner Holm of Skaw is a small, uninhabited islet off the northern tip of the island of Whalsay, in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, north of the village of Skaw.

                                               

Isbister Holm

Isbister Holm is a small islet in the Shetland islands of Scotland, situated roughly 2 kilometres east off the coast of Isbister, Whalsay. The highest point of the islet is about 65 feet and it measures roughly 500 metres by 250 metres. To the no ...

                                               

Ladys Holm

Ladys Holm is an island off southern Mainland in the Shetland Islands. It is not to be confused with the Maiden Stack, which is also known as "Frau Stack" It is West of Scat ness and the village of Scatness, a Cape on the mainland, and there is a ...

                                               

Langa, Shetland

Langa is an uninhabited island off Hildasay, in Shetland, Scotland. It is not to be confused with the numerous islands called "Linga" in Shetland or Lunga).

                                               

Levenwick

Levenwick is a small village about 17 miles south of Lerwick, on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. It is part of the parish of Dunrossness and the Levenwick Health Centre provides medical support for the Dunrossness area. ...

                                               

Linga, Busta Voe

Linga is a small, uninhabited island, 1 km east of Muckle Roe in the Shetland Islands. The island is roughly circular in shape and its highest elevation is 69 metres. Its area is 70 hectares.

                                               

Linga, Scalloway Islands

Linga is a small island off Hildasay in the Shetland Islands. It is one of the Scalloway Islands. Haswell-Smith compares Hildasay and the adjacent islands to a yetis footprint, with Linga as the big toe. Between Linga and Hildasay lie the Hogg of ...

                                               

Linga, Vaila Sound

Linga is one of the Shetland Islands, near Vaila and Walls on Mainland, Shetland. Its highest elevation is 28 metres. In 2014 and 2018 it was reported that the island was for sale for £250.000.

                                               

Little Linga

Little Linga is a small island in the Shetland Islands. It is near West Linga and Vidlin on Mainland, Shetland. It is 20 metres at its highest point. It measures 500 metres from north to south. Little Linga is an important colony of Atlantic grey ...

                                               

Little Roe

The islands name is Norse in origin, from Raudey Litla, meaning "small red island" in contradistinction to Muckle Roe, which is not nearby, but in St Magnus Bay. In 1841, eleven people lived here, all in the same house. Light the lighthouse was b ...

                                               

Loch of Houll

Loch of Houll is a loch on Whalsay, one of the Shetland islands of Scotland. It is located to the southeast of Brough and on the eastern side of Setter Hill. An eastern tributary of the Scarfmoor Burn passes into the western side of the loch. It ...

                                               

Maiden Stack

The Maiden Stack or Frau Stack is a tiny stack in the western Shetland Islands to the north of Brei Holm and east of Housa Voe in Papa Stour. It is so called because tiny house on top of it. He said that it was built in the 14th century the Lord ...

                                               

Mainland, Shetland

The Mainland is the main island of Shetland, Scotland. The island contains Shetlands only burgh, Lerwick, and is the centre of Shetlands ferry and air connections. It has an area of 374 sq km, 970 km 2, making it the third largest Scottish island ...

                                               

Marrister

Marrister is a settlement on the west coast of Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland islands of Scotland. It looks across Linga Sound to the island of West Linga.

                                               

Mossbank, Shetland

Mossbank is a village in the north east of the Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. Originally served by an inter island ferry steamer from Lerwick, this ceased when the Yell Sound ferry commenced from the small port of Toft, approximately 1 mile furt ...

                                               

North Roe

North Roe is a village, and protected area at the northern tip in the large Northmavine peninsula of the Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. It is a small village, with a school with less than a dozen pupils in 2011. The moorland plateau to the south ...

                                               

Nuckro Water

Nuckro Water is a loch of southeastern Whalsay, Shetland Islands, Scotland. It is located to the east of the Loch of Stanefield, northwest of Treawick and southwest of Isbister, passes by the main road on its eastern side. Also known as Nuckra, N ...

                                               

Ollaberry

Ollaberry is a settlement on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland on the west shore of Yell Sound. The land round here is fertile by Shetland standards.

                                               

Out Stack

Out Stack or Ootsta is an island in Shetland, Scotland and the northernmost point of the British Isles. It has been described as "the full stop at the end of Britain". It is located 600 meters 2.000 feet to the North-East of muckle Flugga and 1.8 ...

                                               

Outer Holm of Skaw

The Outer Holm of Skaw is a small, uninhabited islet, a rock outlier off the northeast coast of the island of Whalsay, in the Shetland Islands of Scotland.

                                               

Peerie Bard

Perie Bard is one of the Shetland Islands. It is a small islet off the east coast of the island of Mousa. Although they Perie Bard on OS maps, is the name used in Shetland "fidgety bard". The name comes from the Shetland dialect words naughty, sm ...

                                               

Rumble, Shetland

Rumble is a skerry in the Shetland islands of Scotland, situated roughly 4 kilometres east off the coast of Huxter, southeastern Whalsay. It lies 0.75 miles to southwest of East Linga. The main island, also known as Rumble Holm, is 27 feet high. ...

                                               

Samphrey

Samphrey is an uninhabited island in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. One of Fair Isles old names is "Fridarey" which is of similar origin. It is located in the southern part of Yell sound, between mainland, Shetland at Mossbank and Yell. On O-1:5 ...

                                               

Sandwick, Whalsay

Sandwick is a hamlet, often considered part of the main village of Symbister along with adjacent Harlsdale, in the parish of Nesting in southwestern Whalsay in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is located to the south of the main centre of Sym ...

                                               

Scatness

Scatness is a settlement on the headland of Scat Ness at the southern tip of the South Shetland Mainland, Scotland, across the West Voe of Sumburgh from Sumburgh Head and close to Sumburgh Airport, the Shetland Islands main airport. Scatness is i ...

                                               

Setter Hill, Whalsay

Setter Hill is a hill in western Whalsay, Shetland Islands, Scotland. It lies to the southeast of the village of Marrister and northeast of the main village on the island, Symbister. The source of Scarfmoor Burn is on the southeastern side of Set ...

                                               

Skate of Marrister

The Skate of Marrister is a flat ledge that extends about 300 yards from the western shore of Whalsay, in the Shetland islands of Scotland. It is slightly more than 1 mile north-north-west from Symbister Ness off the village of Marrister, in Ling ...

                                               

Skaw, Whalsay

Skaw is a village in the extreme northeast of Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is mainly a crofting area. Whalsay airstrip and Whalsay Golf Club, the most northerly golf club in the British Isles, lies in t ...

                                               

Skeld

Skeld, is a village on the south side of the West Shetland Mainland, Scotland. The main village is also referred to as Easter Skeld, while the western end of the settlement, about a mile away, is known as Wester Skeld. The council housing estate ...

                                               

Sound Gruney

For other islands with similar names, see Gruney Sound Gruney is one of the Shetland Islands. It is about 1.5 km 0.93 miles North of hamars ness on Fetlar, South of Unst and to the East of yell.

                                               

South Havra

South Havra lies south of Burra and west of the southern peninsula of the Mainland. Rock island "epidiotic syenites with undifferentiated schist and gneiss". The soil is quite fertile, but the lack of running water meant that, unusually for Shetl ...

                                               

Treawick

Treawick, also Traewick, is an uninhabited crofting village in eastern Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is located to the south of Isbister and northeast of Huxter. Falsa Burn flows into the sea just to the ...

                                               

Tripwell

Tripwell is a hamlet in western Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland islands of Scotland. It is located to the south of the village of Brough, northeast of Marrister. Scarfmoor Burn passes on the eastern side of the settlement, passin ...

                                               

Trondra

Trondra is one of the Scalloway Islands, a subgroup of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. It shelters the harbour of Scalloway and has an area of 275 hectares.

                                               

Urie Lingey

For other islands with similar names, see Linga URI Lingey is one of the Shetland Islands. It is between Fetlar and Unst, and yell is to the West.

                                               

Uyea, Unst

The island was inhabited as early as the Bronze Age, and a chambered cairn can still be seen. In the 12th century, Saint Olafs chapel overlooking Brei Wick was built. In 1745, two girls from Uyea rowed to the small island of Haaf Gruney to milk s ...

                                               

Uynarey

Uynarey is one of the Shetland islands in Yell Sound, just to the north of Bigga, and east of Brother Island. It is an RSPB reserve. The name comes from the Norse for "venerated island", and this may reflect a Culdee connection.

                                               

Ve Skerries

Ve Skerries, are a group of low skerries 3 miles north west of Papa Stour, on the west coast of Shetland, Scotland.

                                               

Vementry

The island is known for its well-preserved chambered cairn. The well-preserved remains of a Neolithic heel-shaped cairn about 10 metres 33 feet in diameter and rising to over 1.5 metres 4.9 feet in height. Also on the island are two 6-inch MK FC ...

                                               

Voe of Cullingsburgh

Voe of Cullingsburgh is a large sea loch off the Shetland island of Bressay, voe meaning "sea inlet" in Shetlandic. The local spelling of the name is "Voe of Cullingsbrough". In the Voe is separated from the aith Voe to the West with a score of h ...

                                               

Voe, Delting

Voe is a village in Delting parish on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. It is one of the three main settlements in Delting. It is at the junction of the A968 and A970 roads. The sail Loft in Voe there was once a store for sail fishing boats gear and ...

                                               

Walls, Shetland

Walls, known locally as Waas, - the Ordnance Survey added the "ll" as they thought it was a corruption of "walls". Cf Vagar and Vagur in the Faroe Islands), is a settlement on the south side of West Mainland, Shetland Islands in Scotland. The set ...

                                               

West Linga

West Linga is a long narrow island covered in rough heath. It is separated from Whalsay by Linga Sound, and Lunning on Mainland, Shetland to the west. Little Linga, Swarta Skerry, Lona Skerry and Ketill Holm lie to the west. The Calf of Linga to ...

                                               

Westerwick

Westerwick is a settlement on Mainland in Shetland, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Sandsting. It faces south with high cliffs on both sides of the wick. There is a small stony beach at the head, and the surrounding land is green ...

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