Gutcher

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Coordinates: 60°40′N 1°01′W / 60.67°N 1.01°W / 60.67; -1.01

Gutcher
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Gutcher is located in Shetland
Gutcher
Gutcher
 Gutcher shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU548991
Council area Shetland
Lieutenancy area Shetland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01957
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Shetland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Gutcher is a settlement on the northeast coast of Yell in the Shetland islands. From here, rollon/roll off ferry services to Belmont on Unst and Hamars Ness on Fetlar operate. The settlement has a harbour, and a post office which doubles as a Bed and Breakfast. There is also a café.

The former post office, once subjected to aerial attack.

During World War II, the Luftwaffe bombed the post office at Gutcher in an attempt to disrupt the communications system.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penrith, James & Deborah (2007) Orkney & Shetland (part of The Scottish Islands series). Richmond. Crimson Publishing.