Sodom, Shetland

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Coordinates: 60°20′30″N 1°00′46″W / 60.3417°N 1.0128°W / 60.3417; -1.0128

Sodom
(Sudheim)
Sodom(Sudheim) is located in Shetland
Sodom(Sudheim)
 Sodom
(Sudheim) shown within Shetland
Population 100 
Council area Shetland
Lieutenancy area Shetland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Shetland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Sodom (known locally as Sudheim) is a settlement on Whalsay, Shetland.[1] The name is a corruption of the Old Norse Suðheim meaning "south home". It was formerly the home of Hugh MacDiarmid, who was greatly amused at the anglicised form of the name.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Google maps entry for Sodom, Shetland
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.